The X Train to Vegas Aims to be a Party Line
As a marketer of numerous party and event rental companies throughout the USA, Rent It Today is always on the lookout for unique and different ideas in the realm of entertainment for groups as well as individuals. You might be familiar with the popular concept of a casino party. Now you can have one on the way to the casino.
A November 27, 2012 article in the L.A. Times describes a soon to be christened party train that we could jump on board with, literally. According to the story, luxury railway cars will be available for private parties, business meetings, bachelor & bachelorette parties and other ideas which can be conceived in a party planner’s imagination. Destination, Las Vegas:
After years of proposals and discussion from several companies hoping to reintroduce passenger rail service between Southern California and Las Vegas, one project now appears to be on the fast track.
Las Vegas Railway Express, the company that plans to operate a weekend, adults-only party train between Fullerton and Sin City, marked a milestone this month with the signing of an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad. The pact will allow the “X Train” to run on tracks that have carried only freight since Amtrak ceased passenger service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas 15 years ago.
The venture has purchased 16 rail cars, but they need to be refurbished before the trains can begin operating. Company officials say they hope to launch in time for New Year’s Eve 2013.
The trip from the Fullerton train station, which serves Amtrak and Metrolink, to a yet-to-be-built depot in downtown Las Vegas would take five hours. The Vegas-bound trains would depart on Thursday and Friday afternoons, with two return trips on Sundays.
Anyone who has driven along Interstate 15 during peak travel times understands how lengthy that journey can become in heavy traffic.
"Sunday is horrific," Michael Barron, the company’s president and chief executive, told the Associated Press. "So now you’ve been up for 40 hours gambling and you have to drive for seven hours — that’s just horrible."
A potential passenger who was in Las Vegas from Orange County during the Thanksgiving holiday agreed.
"If you party really hard, it sucks driving back," said John Lawson, 28.
With two “ultra lounges” and an entertainment car in which passengers can ….continue reading here.