Musk’s Loop system begins to transport people underground

The system “looks like an underground highway” and is designed to transport people to their destination using Tesla cars.

The system “looks like an underground highway” and is designed to transport people to their destination using Tesla cars.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company on Wednesday
open its Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an all-electric underground public transportation system.

The LVCC loop consists of 1.7 miles of tunnels and three stations – West and South above ground, while Central is underground. The system “looks like an underground highway” and is designed to transport people to their destination using Tesla cars.

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It connects the new LVCC exhibit hall to the existing campus and cuts the 45-minute walk time between campuses to about two minutes, according to the company.

Last month, Boring tested the capacity of the LVCC Loop system and confirmed that it could carry 4,400 passengers per hour. Additionally, the company’s largest Loop system in the city, dubbed Vegas Loop, aims to carry 51,000 passengers per hour with 43 mid-size stations, he noted.

“Vegas Loop will include LVCC Loop and all future service extensions, including those for casinos along The Strip, McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, Downtown Las Vegas and eventually Los Angeles,” said explained the company on its website.

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When completed, the Loop system will allow people to move easily underground between different locations in the city, without worrying about traffic jams on the surface.

The Boring Company was founded in 2016 by Musk, who wrote in a Tweet: “Traffic drives me crazy. I will build a tunnel boring machine and start digging…”

And the California-based company began digging, completing the Hawthorne Test Tunnel, including O’Leary Station in 2018. The California R&D tunnel is used to test the company’s public transportation system .

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In the loop, vehicles can go as fast as 150 mph (approximately 241 km/h), however, currently drivers can go up to 35 mph (approximately 56 km/h). Eventually, the company plans to make the transportation system driverless. He had also shared his vision, where Tesla cars and other larger vehicles are transported by individual modules through a vast network of underground tunnels.

Bonny J. Streater