Elon Musk tweets new video of underground transportation test tunnel in Hawthorne

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Monday, November 5, 2018
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Elon Musk gave an inside glimpse of a tunnel constructed under Los Angeles to test a new type of transportation system.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KABC) -- Elon Musk gave an inside glimpse of a tunnel constructed under Hawthorne to test a new type of transportation system.

Musk tweeted the new footage over the weekend showing the 2-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne. The tunnel appeared nearly complete.

The system will use pods to move people or cars on electric platforms at speeds around 150-miles an hour.

An opening night event is set for Dec. 10 with free rides for the public the next day.

Musk has proposed a tunnel across western Los Angeles and another between a subway line and Dodger Stadium.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.