High-speed underground line Elon Musk will open December 10
American entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that the test line high-speed tunnel near Los Angeles, which is engaged in the construction of his company The Boring Company, will open on 10 December. This businessman said, "Twitter", adding that the test length of the line on December 11 about 1, 5 kilometers and show the public will even offer free ride.
Recall that Musk has received permission to build an underground high-speed tunnel The Loop (not to be confused with Hyperloop, which will be designed entirely for other purposes), in the city of Hawthorne, in the south-western part of the administrative district of Los Angeles, California near airport.
According to the current view, the speed of movement in a tunnel will be about 250 kilometers per hour. However, it is unclear how quickly people can get from point A to point B while since Musk did not say how fast the acceleration of the vehicle in the tunnel will be carried out. As noted by the media, the current average speed when traveling in ordinary urban underground tunnels, Los Angeles is just over 40 kilometers per hour. According to the photos shown on the website of the company, an underground tunnel The Loop looks like any other average underground subway tunnel.
We also recall that in June Boring company won the tender for the construction of underground high near Chicago transportation system. The total length of the line between downtown and O'Hare International Airport is 29 kilometers away, which passengers will be able to overcome in just 12 minutes. When using a regular Chicago train trip takes much longer - about 40-45 minutes. The construction of high-speed transport lines Boring Company has not proceeded.
Musk previously voiced the cost of using the system The Loop. The ticket will cost $ 1 per person.