Tunnel for Las Vegas Convention Center Nearly Half Done

Boring Company TBM for Las Vegas People Mover Project
Media get a first glimpse at a tunnel boring machine at the future location of one of the underground people mover stations just east of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto

The Boring Company’s tunnel boring machine is nearly complete with the first half of the dual tunnel people mover system servicing the Las Vegas Convention Center. The secretive tunnel project is reported to cost $52.5M and feature self-driving vehicles utilizing the Tesla chassis. The largest vehicle will fit 16 people and multiple vehicles can be platooned to load and travel together much like a conventional light rail or subway system but without the connections. Once the TBM finished the first bore, it will be disassembled and brought back to the starting point to excavate the second tunnel. The entire project is supposed to be online for the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Source: Boring Company project at Las Vegas Convention Center nearly half done | Las Vegas Review-Journal

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