Bob Roberts wrote:I do understand the merits of reusing the old station, and I am also a big proponent of downtown stations. That said, I am a little confused about the Plaza Hotel terminal. Google maps does not suggest that any station infrastructure remains (I certainly may have missed it). If they are going to need to develop a greenfield site why not at Flamingo rd or Twain ave so pax get delivered to the center of the strip -- surely that will be destination for the majority of pax on this train.It's been claimed some hotel/casino companies are investing in the project, so perhaps it's the downtown ones(or maybe I'm confusing this with what I heard about XpressWest). I also know the city of Las Vegas wants to promote downtown redevelopment( the "Strip" is outside city limits).
Am I overlooking infrastructure or are the downtown hotels providing some incentives?
As for infrastructure, here's some photos of what remains at the site.
It occurs to me that perhaps UP had some say in where they would allow the station, maybe the old station is in the site most convenient for UP.