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April 23, 2024

Work starts on bullet train rail line from Las Vegas to LA

  • The goal is to have trains operating in time for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028.
    Associated Press

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    The project is touted as the first true high-speed passenger rail line in the nation, designed to reach speeds of 186 mph.

    LAS VEGAS — A $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area has started construction, officials said Monday, amid predictions that millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028.

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