The Boring Company will have a larger-than-expected tunnel network under Las Vegas, but everything is still to be done.
The underground transportation system of The Boring Company will be larger than originally planned. Indeed, the company founded by Elon Musk has received permission from the city to bring its network, called Vegas Loop, to the city limits.
The Boring Company will have a larger-than-expected tunnel network under Las Vegas
When the Clark County Commission approved this Vegas Loop project for the first time, it was “only” a 29-mile (46.67 km) network of tunnels, connecting no less than 51 stations. Today, the network will be 34 miles (54.71 km) and will have a total of 55 stations, including one that will serve the Harry Reid International Airport and another the Allegiant Stadium.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Boring Co. Chairman Steve Davis said construction of the tunnels under Las Vegas could begin in 2023: “This is the second of eight total stages before opening. There is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do. But if I had to get a bit wet I would say we will have machines digging as early as next year.”
According to the newspaper, the downtown stations will be Strat, Fremont Street Experience, the Slotzilla attraction, the Garage Mahal at Circa Resort and the Plaza Hotel. Boring may add more stations in the future, each with a manufacturing cost of between $1.5 and $20 million.
But everything still remains to be done
Steve Davis also stated that a trip from the Fremont Street Experience to Harry Reid International Airport will cost around $12 and take between 8 and 9 minutes. Before the Boring’s monorail system can transport passengers to and from the city center in this way, it will have to obtain numerous permits and authorizations of all kinds.
As The Verge clarifies, only 1.61 km of Vegas network is currently operational under the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). That being said, the CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthoritySteve Hill, said he expects more portions of the Resort Corridor to be operational later in 2023.
Thanks to the entire team at the City of Las Vegas! Great discussion today, and TBC is excited to build a safe, convenient, and awesome transportation system in the City. https://t.co/cZUMFR0UCZ
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) June 15, 2022
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.