Elon Musk Announces An Opening Date For Underground Tunnel On Twitter

The billionaire CEO took to Twitter to tell his 23.1 million followers to mark December 10th on their calendars.

A two-mile test tunnel, built by The Boring Company, is currently beneath SpaceX‘s headquarters in Hawthorne, running 2.7 miles through Crenshaw Boulevard and 120th Street. The company’s website says the purpose for the test tunnel is to “demonstrate that a lift can be built in very small footprints and within existing buildings” essentially allowing for “extremely convenient commutes.”

And what better place to test this theory than the leading city in the world for worst traffic? (We’ve had the top spot for six consecative years, but who’s counting?)


The opening event for the tunnel is set for the night of Monday, December 10 – free rides for the public will take place the following day, Tuesday December 11.

Back in April, the L.A. City Council approved an environmental review exemption for the tunnel which is presumed to carry between 8 and 16 passengers while traveling at 125-150 mph. The test tunnel will have the capability to whisk vehicles and people to their destinations via autonomously driven, electric platforms known as “skates.”

If all goes well, Los Angeles could be receiving an underground public transportation system which could potentially mean spending less time in a car and more time living life! (One could dream…)

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