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Elon Musk’s Boring Company will open the first tunnel for test rides by December
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Sunday announced that the superfast LA underground โ€œloopโ€ being built by his Boring Company is almost completed. And the general public could get a chance for a test ride on the high-speed underground shortcut as soon as December 11.

Musk, who revealed the information on Twitter by saying that the transit concept โ€œis almost done,โ€ announced that the first tunnel โ€œopens Dec 10,โ€ before the free rides through the tunnel at SpaceX headquarters in California.

The LA underground loop, which is deemed an ultimate hack for commuters, has been described as a platform that can transport a special vehicle around the traffic in Los Angeles at a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph). Musk said the Boring Company plans to develop a system of stations across the metro area of Los Angeles for the high-speed loop. He added that the inclusion of transit pods that can carry cyclists and pedestrians through the system would also fascinate him. Each passengerโ€™s fare ticket would be $1, Musk said earlier this year.

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Hawthorne Tunnel

Muskโ€™s Hyperloop concept is a little different from the normal loop. A train-like vehicle will be traveling inside a pressurized tube over longer distances at near supersonic speeds.

Earlier this year, the Boring Company also won a bid to build a high-speed train system in Chicagoโ€™s Oโ€™Hare International Airport, though none has experienced what it feels like to ride on transit loop designed by the company.

Muskโ€™s reputation in missing his timelines has sparked insinuations the public could wait longer than he has announced. He replied โ€œI think realโ€ when someone on Twitter asked the CEO if the date (December 10) is โ€œin real time or Elon time?โ€

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