Brightline West Coast Expansion

West Coast

Brightline West Coast Map

High speed rail is headed to the West coast. And we can’t wait.

Brightline West, a Brightline affiliated company, will connect the 260 miles between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

We plan to break ground on construction in California and Nevada in the second half of 2020 and open for service in the first half of 2024.

Key Facts

  • Expected travel time is approx. 3 hours
  • Our route is 2x faster than driving
  • Zero-emission, electric train sets
  • Expected top speed is 200 mph
  • 400,000 tons of CO2 removed annually by reducing 3 million vehicles
  • Connections to Metrolink and planned future connection to California High-Speed Rail in Palmdale
  • Convenient station location off the Vegas strip (I-15)

More about this project:

50 million one-way trips are made annually between these two destinations with 85% of them by car or bus. At full operations, we expect to attract approximately 22% of the market or 11 million one-way trips each year. Brightline West received $4.2B of private activity bond allocations from California, Nevada and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bonds will be fully issued and fully backed by our project. No capital or operating funding will come from the federal, state or local government.

Train ticket prices will be on par with the cost of gas and parking. The elevated train experience residents and tourists have come to expect (and love) in South Florida will be offered along this route as well, including but not limited to: free onboard Wi-Fi, fully ADA accessibility from station to train, a wide selection of food and beverage, checked luggage and hotel check-in services.

This will transform transportation in Southern California and Las Vegas for generations by providing a fast and efficient connection that gets people out of their cars, reduces traffic congestion and decreases air pollution.

- Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

Economic & Environmental Impact

30,000 Construction Jobs Created
40,000+ Construction Jobs Created
$6 Billion in Economic Impact
$9 Billion in Economic Impact
3 Million Cars Removed Annually
3 Million Cars Removed Annually
1,000 Permanent Jobs with Brightline
1,000 Permanent Jobs with Brightline
$800 Million in Tax Revenue
$1 Billion in Tax Revenue
Zero Emission Trainsets
Zero Emission Trainsets