Our stations will be located in Las Vegas (just east of the I-15 between Blue Diamond and Warm Springs Roads, along Las Vegas Boulevard) and Victor Valley (along I-15 and Dale Evans Parkway) for our High Desert Segment. Our Rancho Cucamonga station will be adjacent to the existing Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink station and the LA Basin segment is along the existing Metrolink corridor, specifically the San Bernardino line, between the existing Rancho Cucamonga station and Los Angeles Union Station. The vehicle maintenance facility will be located adjacent to the Victor Valley station.
Our trains accommodate up to 600 people but can be “coupled” for periods of peak demand, bringing total potential capacity per departure to up to 1,200 seats. Trains are expected to run every 45 minutes, providing flexibility to passengers and their preferred departure and arrival times.
Brightline West expects its service to be used by a diverse mix of leisure and business travelers. Trains will depart and arrive at modern state-of-the-art stations, and all trains will be equipped with free high-speed WiFi connections. Passengers can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options, both during their trip and at the stations. Passengers can also avoid travel time to the airport, airport security, and sitting in commuter traffic. Leisure riders can begin their vacation from the moment they enter a station, and business riders can enhance their productivity by spending the entirety of the ride connected to free WiFi.
Brightline West will be the greenest form of travel in the United States. The project will remove 3 million cars annually from the road, as well reducing carbon emissions by 400,000 tons annually. Our trains are all-electric and will be zero-emissions. Our commitment to sustainability also extends to our stations, which will have recycling, water fill stations, water-efficient irrigation systems, sustainable furnishings and fixtures, and optimized energy performance.
Brightline West will construct new tracks that run within the I-15 right-of-way in both California and Nevada. Primarily in the median of I-15, the train will run in a dedicated and enclosed rail corridor, with no at-grade road crossings. Check out the California and Nevada maps on this website for more information on the route.
While Brightline West is ramping up hiring for construction-related positions now, we are expecting to hire for service positions as construction concludes and we set an opening date. Please check back as we get closer for more information on hiring.
Brightline West expects to attract over 11 million one-way trips upon stabilization, which represents a 22% market share of the total travel market between Southern California and Las Vegas. The newly constructed trainline reduces the number of cars on the road and provides a faster, cheaper, and safer alternative to driving.