Musk says hyperloop test tunnel will open in December

Mae Love
October 22, 2018

SpaceX, Tesla and Boring Company founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to announce the the Boring Company's first tunnel, which runs beneath Hawthorne, will be ready to open on December 10.

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.

Musk's Boring building the tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a transportation network that whisks commuters across the county.

Elon Musk says the first tunnel is "almost done".

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The news comes after rival HyperloopTT said its first capsule train, holding up to 40 passengers and travelling at speeds of up to 760 miles per hour, will be operational next year.

As said, it's a pretty ballsy move from Musk, who was only recently fined $20 million and ordered to step down as Tesla chairman for a period of at least three years following a false and misleading tweet that he was planning on taking the company private, which led to chaos on the market and caused panic for investors, prompting the SEC, a USA government regulatory body, to sue for alleged securities fraud. It originates at a property owned by SpaceX, one of Musk's other ventures, and runs about two miles under city streets.

In addition to the testing tunnel and the East Coast route, the Boring company lists an underground tunnel project in Chicago. He also said he'd like to include transit pods that can carry pedestrians and cyclists through the subterranean system.

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