The Boring Company Has Finished Its 2-Mile Test Tunnel Under LA

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has finished construction of its test tunnel under Los Angeles.

The tunnel has been built to test the viability of Musk’s underground transport concept and has been just over 12 months in the making. According to The Boring Company’s chief executive, the tunnel will be opened to the public on December 10 and people will be offered free rides.

Taking to Twitter, Musk said that he recently walked the full length of the tunnel, describing it as “disturbingly long.” It measures two miles (3.2 km) in length.

While the concept has yet to be proven, Musk was given the go-ahead to dig up a small piece of land in the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. earlier this year to build a Hyperloop. At the time of the announcement, The Boring Company said that it was still acquiring the correct permit to dig under city roads and other public places.

Things don’t stop there.

In June, The Boring Company was awarded a contract to build a Loop system between Chicago O’Hare Airport and downtown. Unlike the Hyperloop, Musk’s Loop system doesn’t ferry passenger at speeds of over 700 mph (1126 km/h) in vacuum tubes but is instead made up of 16-passenger sleds that travel in tunnels at roughly 100 mph (160 km/h).

It remains to be seen how much the system will cost to construct but Musk’s company will foot the bill, estimated to be around $1 billion. Under the proposed Loop, passengers will be able to travel from downtown to Chicago O’Hare in 12 minutes and for between $20 and $25.

  • Six_Tymes

    only 2 miles? heck, i walk that easily

    • Mind Synthetic

      not in 30 seconds you dont

      • b_digital

        Six_Tymes is a troll hater, don’t mind his nonsensical posts

      • Six_Tymes

        even funnier! only a 30 second test!!

      • mihsf

        Musk said it was “disturbingly long” when walking in it. No, seriously, it is not.

  • salamOOn

    hey dude, look ! THE tesla tunnel !!! waaaauw !

  • BGM

    Let me break out the old abacus and do some math here.

    The Port Miami tunnel which is less than a mile long is said to have cost $2.5B. The real number – as always when corrupt politicians and greedy businessmen screw over the taxpayer – is unknown. But let’s halve that and then halve it again and we arrive at $625M for a tunnel less than 1 mile long.

    But His Elonness and his oh so cute-ly named boring company that does things nobody has ever done before like digging tunnels is going to do a 20 mile long tunnel in one of the busiest and most expensive parts of the US for $50M per mile.

    There’s one born every minute…

    • brn

      Port Miami tunnel is much larger (not just longer), has to deal with a greater variety of vehicles, was different ventilation requirements, and was dug under different terrain using traditional methods. Little bit of an apples v. oranges thing here.

      • Knotmyrealname

        The mathematics still don’t add up. Miami got diddled. No-one can argue that.

        • Bob

          If you haven’t yet, check the Boring company’s website. There’s an explanation on why they are cheaper.

    • bxniels0

      You could have called him Your “High”ness

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