Las Vegas Loop Continues to Expand

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The electric-powered train keeps moving in Las Vegas. The Boring Company has launched its second loop station in Resorts World Las Vegas, nearby Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), as part of the brand’s plan to build 55 stations along a 29-mile system that will run through The Strip, Allegiant Stadium and eventually to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), known as the Vegas Loop.

At the moment, the station at Resorts World is only to be used only when LVCC hosts events. When events are in session, visitors to the convention center can access Resorts World from the new Riviera station, located at the Diamond Lot of the 1.4-billion-square-foot West Hall of LVCC, once occupied by Riviera Hotel & Casino.

Although the new station doesn’t connect underground with the first three loops, in the future the stations will connect with other stops as the loop continues to be built, Lori Nelson-Craft, spokeswoman for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, told CNN.

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Visitors coming from Resorts World to the convention center who want to connect with the other three stops will travel through a parking lot at the West Station, right outside the convention center’s new West Hall, which was phase two of LVCC’s three-phase renovation plan.

Phase three of the plan is a large-scale, $600-million upgrade to North, Central and South halls, to match the modernized look of the West Hall. An outdoor plaza and lobby will be added to the South Hall of the convention center and a main lobby will be added to the Central Hall concourse. In addition, there is to be an expansion of the concourse in the North Hall, along with a concourse between the North and South halls to allow attendees to move between them without going outdoors.

The Boring Company is also planning on expanding into Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida (Elon Musk, founder of The Boring Company, submitted plans to build a 6.2-mile, seven-station tunnel system in Miami in 2021). Discussions about tunnel construction in San Antonio and Austin in Texas have also taken place.

The third phase is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

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