Boring Company Has Dug the Vegas Convention Center Tunnel

Boring Company has dug the Vegas Convention Center Tunnel.

LVCC Loop will connect the LVCC New Exhibit Hall with the existing campus (North/Central/South Halls). Three stations locations will offer convenient access between key LVCC destinations and nearby transportation connections.

Typical walk time between the New Exhibit Hall to the existing North/Central Hall can take up to 15 minutes. The same trip on LVCC Loop will take approximately 1 minute.

Loop is a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported via compatible autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) at up to 155 miles per hour.

Standard AEVs are Tesla Model X and Model 3 vehicles. High-occupancy AEVs use a modified Tesla Model 3 chassis to transport up to 16 passengers with both sitting and standing room.

The benefits of subsurface transportation systems include:

No surface noise and vibration. Tunnel construction and operation will be silent, invisible, and imperceptible at the surface.

No communities divided with lanes and barriers. We will not use public surface right-of-way for construction or operation of its system.

Comfortable and convenient for passengers. Higher speeds and straighter alignments are possible due to fewer subsurface right-of-way constraints.

Weatherproof. Operation is unaffected by weather.

If the Convention Center tunnel is successful it could eventually be expanded to include the entire Las Vegas strip.

The Vegas Loop alignment has not yet been finalized, Vegas Loop could include many different service extensions, including those shown on the map below.

12 thoughts on “Boring Company Has Dug the Vegas Convention Center Tunnel”

  1. It’s not really much of a secret that the batteries, the vehicles, the space systems, and the boring machines are all part of a master plan to build cities under the surface of Mars.

    If he was a lot more secretive and nefarious, Musk would make a great Bond villain.

    Of course, the Neuralink devices, if that comes together for him, would just leverage EVERYTHING else.

  2. a rocket company with the ability to land on the surfrace of the moon. as well as a boring company working on innovating them. would help to have an electric car company with autonomus vehicles for the tunnels as well

  3. True but he is doing it faster, isn’t he? Let’s give him credit for that.

    I know Musk wants tunnels to transport humans but I feel there is real value in transporting cargo.

  4. I agree with what you say. I was complaining about Brian’s article title and first sentence, which implied they were done digging. Even the second image in the article shows double lines, implying two tunnels are needed.

  5. True but its not supposed to be finished until Jan 2021. First Tunnel began on Nov. 15th. I dont see any issue of building out infrastructure on the completed tunnel while digging the other. Elon typically has optimistic deadlines, however this one looks on track so far.

  6. There is a big market for “Boring” tunnels. There are many cities growing by leaps and bounds that need water, sewer, gas, power and transportation tunnels. The cheaper the cost per mile the bigger the market.

  7. They have only completed one of two tunnels under the convention center. You need both tunnels, one in each direction, plus the stations to have finished basic excavation work, to think of it as 1/3 complete. The stations involve much more digging per foot, because you need platforms, turn-arounds, vehicle storage, and stairs/escalators/elevators for surface access.

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