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December 2, 2013

X Train to roll-out club-style service on passenger rail routes

The Las Vegas Railway Express, known as the X Train, is planning to roll-out high-end, club-style service on selected passenger rail routes with the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) with existing passenger rail services.

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The Las Vegas Railway Express, known as the X Train, is planning to roll-out high-end, club-style service on selected passenger rail routes with the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) with existing passenger rail services.

As part of the new Club X service, set to begin in 2014, X Train will provide upscale rail cars on existing passenger trains.

X Train will pay for the additional haulage cost, with a share in the X Train revenue stream for participating rail agencies.

"We think this is a real step in the right direction."

Inintial production cost will be bourne by X Train without any resources from taxpayer.

The first batch of delivery of Club X cars is scheduled to begin shortly, with the cars arriving in Las Vegas on 9 December 2013.

X Train president and CEO Michael Barron said: "We have been working on this concept for years.

"We have seen the budgetary constraints imposed on municipalities and the DOT’s, and we believe we can help relieve the burden by providing equipment at our cost and generating a revenue stream to the agencies.

"We think this is a real step in the right direction for rail passengers and should open ridership up to a whole new segment of customers."

The company is currently in the process of designing and implementing a service from the Los Angeles basin to Las Vegas.

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