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Las Vegas: Party train service apparently is delayed again

August 02, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • The adults-only XTtrain, which plans to provide rail service between Orange County and Las Vegas, won't begin service until late next year.
The adults-only XTtrain, which plans to provide rail service between Orange… (Las Vegas Railway Express )

Don’t plan on catching a passenger train from Southern California to Las Vegas just yet. It appears there’s been another setback in the startup of the XTrain, the adults-only party train.

The Xtrain, which would offer passenger train service between Fullerton’s Amtrak station and a planned, yet-to-be-built depot in North Las Vegas, won’t begin until “late 2014,” according to the latest news release from Las Vegas Railway Express.

The original announcement, issued in fall 2012, called for the train’s launch by the end of this year, in time to transport New Year’s Eve revelers to Las Vegas. In June, Michael Barron, chief executive, said the weekend rail service would begin operating in summer 2014.

In the June interview, Barron noted that rail cars that previously carried commuters in the Chicago area would be refurbished into luxury lounge cars with large leather seats.

Reached earlier this week, Barron said he could not comment on the latest apparent delay.

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