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It was announced today that Virgin Trains is going to build a large train station in Las Vegas, just south of the strip. The proposed location of the Virgin Train Station will be across Las Vegas BLVD from the outlet mall south of the strip.

Virgin Train Station Las Vegas

The station will be more then 273,000 square feet with a 7 story tall parking garage, all on 110 acres of land. Though the station will take up only 14 acres, there would be plans for future development like shops and restaurants on the property.

The Virgin station will support the high speed rail connecting Las Vegas with Victorville, California. The rail project is scheduled to start construction this year with operations starting some time in 2023.