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July 31, 2015

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Springs Preserve gets OK to add train as attraction

Map of Springs Preserve

Springs Preserve

333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas

With an eye toward increasing customers, the Springs Preserve will add a train on rubber wheels beginning in January.

For a fee of “about $3,” which is how Preserve director Julie Wilcox put it, people who already purchase a ticket to get into the Preserve will be able to purchase a ticket to ride the train.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District, which is purchasing the vehicle, on Tuesday morning accepted $50,000 from the city of Las Vegas' Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial to offset the train's $291,000 cost. The Clark County Commission sits as the Las Vegas Valley Water District's board of directors.

Wilcox said the train, which will follow a 1- to 1.5-mile route, will be up and running in January. It will be able to haul 48 people at a time and travel up to 15 mph. She said the train would cart people into the northern portions of the 180-acre Springs Preserve, where the district is also restoring railroad cottages.

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