Boring Company’s Las Vegas Hyperloop Reaches Resorts World Hotel

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The Boring Company has completed the first station in the expansion of its Las Vegas Hyperloop, company founder Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday.

The new station is the Boring Company’s first outside the Las Vegas Convention Center campus, which houses 1.7 miles and three stations of the Hyperloop that became operational in June of last year. It connects the Convention Center to the Resorts World hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

The tunnels are designed to ferry passengers between stops in all-electric Tesla vehicles. The Boring Company’s digging machine, known as Prufrock-1, completed the tunnel to the Resorts World hotel on Friday.

According to the tunneling company, Prufrock-1 is designed to bore underground at a speed of one mile per week.

The Las Vegas Hyperloop is currently on track to expand 29 miles and host more than 50 stations throughout the Las Vegas Strip and Clark County. The loop will eventually have stations at all resort properties on Las Vegas Boulevard, and will also include a direct link to McCarran International Airport (LAS).

In July of last year, the Boring Company scored another tunneling project in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dubbed the “Las Olas Loop” and set to direct passengers from the city’s downtown area to the beach.

Elon Musk’s tunneling company is also in talks with San Antonio, Texas and San Bernardino County, California about establishing similar self-directing underground driving tunnel loops.