SOURCE: Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc.

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc.

July 16, 2012 17:02 ET

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. Adds New COO, Rail Operations -- Targets Customer Service

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. ("X" Train) (OTCBB: XTRN) (OTCQB: XTRN)

The X Train, the luxury passenger train with planned rail service between Southern CA and Las Vegas, announced today the appointment of Jim Wilson, Chief Operations Officer - Rail Operations. Mr. Wilson comes to the X Train team bringing over 30 years of expertise in rail operations. His leadership in transportation, logistics, operations management, planning and overall business and performance improvement make him the best choice for overseeing Rail Operations for the company.

"Jim is exactly the right person for this position," says Michael Barron, President/CEO of Las Vegas Railway Express. "He is a strong and experienced leader with exactly the right priorities in rail operations to ensure excellence in our customer service." 

Mr. Wilson has led all aspects of rail operations including train dispatching, service planning, locomotive and rolling stock allocation, terminal and network productivity, crew and fuel budgeting, mechanical service coordination, engineering operations planning, emergency preparedness, and integration of marketing requirements and pricing with operational capability for a $5 billion North American freight network. Mr. Wilson led to the consolidation of four regional train dispatching centers into one system operations center, integrating operations and coordination with customer service.

"I will be working with everybody in the organization to provide the best luxury service possible for our customers," says Jim Wilson. "We are looking forward to our customers coming and being part of the journey with us."

About Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc.

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. has been planning for the establishment of a "Vegas Class" passenger train service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas since early 2009. Service departures are planned to be Thursday and Friday to Las Vegas with returns on Sunday back to Los Angeles. An introductory price of $99 each way includes Vegas Class accommodation and all-inclusive food & beverage. In addition, the "X" Train will also offer the ability for its passengers to book hotel rooms, transportation transfers, entertainment & show tickets and other travel incidentals. For more information, please visit the Company website at http://www.vegasxtrain.com.

Statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding the company's plans, beliefs, and estimates as to projected market size are "forward-looking statements." Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including factors listed from time to time in the company's SEC filings, and actual results could differ materially from expected results. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company disclaims, however, any intent of obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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