Elon Musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens December 10 - tweet


Musk said on Twitter last night that he expects the first tunnel, running under Hawthorne from the Spacex base in Los Angeles, California, to open on the night of 10 December and hold free rides for the public the following day.

Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year. "The first tunnel" refers to the initial tunnel that The Boring Company has been digging under the streets of Hawthorne. It originates at a property owned by SpaceX, one of Musk's other ventures, and runs about two miles under city streets.

United States high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the opening of the first tunnel of his high-speed underground transportation system.

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk has said the first testing tunnel of his Hyperloop transport system is nearly fully completed, and will be open to the public later this year.

The project promises to carry cars underground at speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. One of the proposed routes would take passengers from the District of Columbia to NY in under 30 minutes.

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".