United Rail launches Las Vegas Xpress project

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/06/2019)

United Rail Inc. announced yesterday it has begun work on the Las Vegas Xpress project, a passenger-rail service between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

“The Las Vegas Xpress will be a part of a new passenger operations division at United Rail,” said Chief Executive Officer Michael Barron in a press release. “Las Vegas Xpress joins the X Wine Railroad wine train excursion, which was acquired in March of this year and our Polar Bear Express excursion trains.”

The passenger service will operate as a railroad under United Rail’s common carrier status with the Surface Transportation Board. Filings will follow, according to Barron.

United Rail acquired the X Wine Railroad from Las Vegas Xpress Inc. for $500,000. The rail service began in January 2017 and operates between Los Angeles and the wine region of Santa Barbara and Los Olivos, California.