Las Vegas Xpress Inc., the company that is developing passenger rail service from Southern California to Las Vegas and the operator of X Wine Railroad, selected First Transit Group to operate the X Train — the first luxury train to connect Southern California to Las Vegas in over 20 years.
First Group operates globally, with the largest footprint in UK and North America. The company has five rail and bus divisions including Greyhound Lines, the largest motorcoach service in the U.S. and Canada, which became a subsidiary in 2007.
“As one of the largest private sector operators in the U.S., we believe First Transit is in the best position to deliver the most innovative and efficient solutions to make the X Train a passenger rail service experience like none other in the country,” said Michael Barron, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Xpress. “Our plan is to begin operations of the X Train in mid-year 2019.”