The Boring Company has nearly finished its first tunnel

Ivan Schwartz
October 23, 2018

Elon Musk announced on his Twitter page the launch date of his high-speed underground tunnel transportation system - the event is said to be followed up by a day of free rides for the public.

Taking to Twitter, the billionaire SpaceX founder said his underground tunnel for the project "is nearly done" and will be ready on December 10.

Through his tunnel-digging firm, the Boring Company, Musk envisions the construction of a zero-emissions underground transit system that transports people using high-speed electric sleds.

Loop has been described as a large "skate" or platform that could carry a vehicle under and around Los Angeles traffic at speeds up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). In June he said the fare would be $1 per passenger.

Musk previously said his tunnelling company "started out as a joke" and acknowledged the project might fail.

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Supporters of the technology have discussed a vision where a trip between Los Angeles might take 30 minutes instead of five or six hours.

Manufactured under his firm Boring Co., Hyperloop is a network of high-speed transit tunnels created to maximise the efficiency of public transport at a lowered cost.

In addition to this tunnel, the Boring Company is also working an a tunnel between Washington DC and NY.

In a follow-up tweet, a fan asked whether the December 10 opening was "in real time or Elon time?" and Musk replied "I think real".

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