The Vegas X Train will change the way Southern California travels to Las Vegas and back, forever. Travelers will have the option of taking a luxurious train to Las Vegas instead of a long drive on the congested I-15 Freeway or experiencing the aggravations of today’s airline travel. The 4 to 5 hour trip on the X Train will be the start of your vacation as soon as you step foot on the train. Where does your journey start in Southern California? In other words; where do you first step onto the Vegas X Train? Your journey on the X Train begins at Fullerton, California on the Southern California Commuter Rail System known as Metrolink.
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Southern California knew it had to do something about its congested highways and freeways. The answer was rail travel. A joint powers authority was formed in 1991 and comprises five county agencies that were given the task of reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California. These agencies are Ventura County Transportation Commission, San Bernardino Associated Governments, Riverside County Transportation Commission, Orange County Transportation Authority and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). In 1992 Metrolink was formally established and is governed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA). Since then it has provided an outstanding passenger experience with safe, clean, dependable, and on-time operations.
An added benefit to riding Metrolink is the savings to our environment. A few Metrolink green facts are as follows. Metrolink removes an average of 18,000 cars from the roads daily. Metrolink removes and average of 8,700,000 weekday car trips every year. Every day 94,140 metric tons of carbon dioxide is prevented from being released into the air. Metrolink currently operates 154 support vehicles that are electric, hybrid, low-emissions and flex-fuel varieties. Once travelers exit the Metrolink and board the X Train they will be glad to know that the X Train is also environmentally friendly.
The hidden benefit for people traveling from So Cal to Las Vegas and back again is the return trip. The average weekend in Las Vegas will take its toll on the heartiest of partygoers. Between the drinking, gambling, eating and staying up all night, people are exhausted when it is time to return home; the trip often takes up to eight hours. Board the X Train at the Vegas Station, relax in a luxurious seat and rest till the train stops in Fullerton, California. From there board the Metrolink and be delivered to a convenient station near your home, rested and ready go Monday morning.