Elon Musk plans to build 150mph train system underneath Los Angeles

Elon Musk plans to build 150mph train system underneath Los Angeles

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO's long term vision is for the tunnels to also serve his Hyperloop ultra high-speed pod project - which he says would cut the six hour drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles to just 30 minutes.

Alongside the execs onstage was Boring Company "mascot" Gary the snail. "Nearly like an autonomous underground, multi-level vehicle system. that costs a dollar". Priority would be given to passengers and bicyclists, but cars could be lowered from the streets into subterranean superhighways as well. "In the extreme, you could have a station in everyone's driveway", Davis said.

The biggest challenge, however, is digging the tunnel network. The biggest issue on the mind of the developers is at what speed would the passengers inside start feeling uncomfortable.

The extension runs 13.5 metres (44 feet) under public roads around the SpaceX headquarters, and is the first time the Boring Company has been allowed to dig outside of its property line.

Musk originally said the flamethrowers would arrive by the spring.

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'As mentioned in prior posts, once fully operational (demo system rides will be free), the system will always give priority to pods for pedestrians & cyclists for less than the cost of a bus ticket'. Hyperloops would connect with Loops to provide a smooth transition for travel.

The Boring Company has made small advances in a number of metropolitan areas since Musk first established the company two years ago. "For tunnels you can have hundreds of lanes, there's no real limit", he said.

Earlier in the evening Musk retweeted an LA Metro tweet that said it's coordinating with The Boring Company on its test and said the two will be "partners" going forward. He also promised there'd be a party in the tunnel to celebrate its launch. Still "it's not like this thing is going to be ripping through neighborhoods", Musk said.

Musk showed images of a test tunnel already under construction in Hawthorne, the latest project would be another test tunnel running 2.7 miles under Sepulveda Boulevard running parallel to the 405 freeway.

Musk revealed the cost of fares for his company's tunneling system under Los Angeles at a Boring Company information session on Thursday, reports CNBC.

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"You won't hear us, you won't see us, you won't feel us".

There would be truck traffic between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, however.

The nearly completed dry run is created to make sure plans actually work - if it doesn't, the city can request the tunnel is filled in with concrete or soil. "We're not suggesting this to the exclusion of other approaches, but it's the one that we think would work".

Tesla-driving Angelenos may soon be able to hop out of their battery-powered auto, board an electric pod in a Boring Co. tunnel and get to the port where SpaceX is about to build massive rockets that it aims to fly to Mars.

But then again, some people found it hard to imagine that Musk's SpaceX venture would have as much success as it has.

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The company has buy-in from LA Metro, the city's public transportation provider. And it sounds as if further outreach might need to focus on local residents rather than Musk's fans. "Based on tonight's meeting, they may have a different definition of what a community looks like".

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