American entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced that test line high-speed tunnel near Los Angeles, the construction of which is proprietary to the company and The Boring Company, will be opened on 10 December. About this businessman said on Twitter, also adding that on December 11 a test line with a length of 1.5 kilometers will show the audience and even offer a free ride.
Recall that Musk has received permission for the construction of an underground high-speed tunnel The Loop (not to be confused with the Hyperloop, which will be intended absolutely for other purposes), in Hawthorne, in the southwestern part of the administrative County of Los Angeles, California near the airport.
According to current concepts, the movement speed in the tunnel will be about 250 kilometres an hour. However, it is unclear how quickly people will be able to get from point a to point B yet, because Musk didn’t say how fast will be the acceleration of vehicles in the tunnel. According to media reports, the current average speed when driving in normal city underground tunnels of Los Angeles is a little more than 40 kilometers per hour.
According to the photos presented on the website of the company, and an underground tunnel, The Loop looks like any other average underground subway tunnel.
Recall also that in June the Boring company won the tender for the construction of underground high speed transportation system under Chicago. The total length of the line between the city centre and international airport, O’hare will be 29 kilometres that passengers will be able to overcome in just 12 minutes. When using a regular Chicago train trip takes much more time – about 40-45 minutes. The construction of high-speed transport line Boring Company has not yet proceeded.
Previously, Musk has voiced the cost of using the system The Loop. The ticket will cost $ 1 per person.