High-speed trains are finally coming to the US

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Virgin Trains showed neighbors their plans to open a train station south of the Las Vegas Strip, according to documents submitted to Clark County Officials.

Virgin Trains plans to start construction on the property at Las Vegas Boulevard and El Dorado Lane, south of Warm Springs Road, sometime in 2020. The train station would take 14 acres of the 110-acre plot, according to officials.

The station would be right across the street from the South Premium Outlets.

According to blueprints, the construction would include a parking garage for 2,400 cars. The property includes shuttle, rideshare and taxi zones, in addition to rail platforms and the train station. Renderings also show retail space in the train station.

Officials estimate construction to be completed in 2023 with the station operational by 2024.

Virgin Trains officials shared with FOX5 images of possible goals for the rest of the 96 acres on the property. The company says residential and office tower plans are "on the table," showing similar images depicting towers around their Miami station.  

The plan will be reviewed by the Clark County Commission on March 4. 

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(1) comment

Hawks15

I looked at google earth and the present tracks at Blue Diamond/Jones area. To get to the area where the station is to be built there is no straight undeveloped area. A lot of buildings will need removed unless they put it underground

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