The good news about the X Train, the planned party on tracks that will run from Fullerton to Vegas, is that a New Year's Eve 2013 trip may still happen, according to the Los Angeles Times. But that ride will likely be more of a PR stunt than an inaugural run as the train's operators have yet to secure a station in the Las Vegas area (the NYE run could use a temporary platform). If a permanent station does formalize, it will be in the independent city of North Las Vegas: 10 miles north of the Strip's south end and three miles north of downtown LV, where the train was initially supposed to land. Michael Barron, president and chief executive of the company working on X Train, says ground transportation will be provided to get people to the Strip in about 15 minutes. It will be at least a year before regular train service begins, but Barron indicates site planning, engineering, and preliminary plans for the station are already going on with North LV officials, with hopes that the council will approve them in August. The trains are slated to be rolling parties, with bars, food, and the availability to purchase show tickets while on board.
· Las Vegas: Party train won't be ready for New Year's Eve 2013 [LAT]
· X Train Archives [Curbed LA]