The Much Talked About LA to LV High Speed Rail Closer to completion with a beginning date projected for early 2023
The much anticipated high-speed rail system is moving closer to reality. Brightline updating their plan that would lead all the way to Los Angeles. Brightline, the only private passenger rail company in the U.S., could begin construction of its high-speed train from Las Vegas by early 2023 as U.S. regulators start reviewing an extension that would connect it to a Los Angeles suburb.
The review focuses on a 49-mile section of Brightline West, the planned service, in California’s Cajon Pass by the Transportation Department’s Federal Rail Administration, the agency said. That segment of the railway, starting in Rancho Cucamonga, would run at speeds of up to 180 mph and connect to a previously approved 216-mile portion from California’s Victor Valley to Las Vegas (speeds on that segment will be up to 200 mph). The assessment could be completed by this November, allowing Brightline to finally begin construction of the project, with an aim of launching passenger rail service in 2026. The Las Vegas to Los Angeles plan would be a certain success with massive passenger.