Elon Musk’s First ‘Boring’ Tunnel Is Almost Done and Is Set to Open in December – What Else We Know So Far About It

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says the first tunnel for proposed underground transportation network will open in December. 

Nexter.org reports what we know about the tunnel as for today.

Are you ready, LA?

SpaceX CEO said on Twitter on Sunday that his Boring Company, which aims to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels, has almost completed its first tunnel.

The tunnel will open on December 10, Musk tweeted, and will reportedly run under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area.

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“Opening event that night & free rides for the public the next day,” he replied to a Twitter user’s question later.

The company has said its technology could move drivers, as well as pods carrying passengers and bicyclists, through tunnels at speeds of up to 130 mph.

A video simulation released by the company last year shows a driver steering onto a car-sized platform on the street, parallel to the curb. The platform, called a skate, sinks like an elevator, then carries the car through the tunnel.

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According to the Boring Company’s website, it runs from SpaceX’s parking lot east of Crenshaw Boulevard and south of 120th Street, then it turns west under 120th Street, and remains underground along 120th Street for 2 miles.

The tunnel entrance would be located in what is currently a lumber yard and welding area, the company has said.

Musk has previously announced that the service will apparently cost passengers just $1 to ride on shuttles within the city when it officially launches.


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