Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big names

A map of a potential location for a tunnel through Australia's Blue Mountains.

Enlarge / Plans for a
potential tunnel connecting Sydney, Australia, to the West.
(credit: Jeremy
Buckingham
)

Elon Musk—CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company—has
been pitching his new tunnel-boring capabilities to curious elected
officials as well as the director of CERN (the organization that
owns and operates the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland).

Just a month after Musk opened up his first,
rather rugged
test tunnel under the SpaceX campus in Hawthorne,
California, the CEO has been on Twitter floating prices and talking
projects.

Last week Jeremy Buckingham, a member of Parliament in New South
Wales’ Upper House, asked Musk on Twitter, “How much to build a
50km tunnel through the Blue Mountains and open up the west of our
State?” Musk
replied
, “About $15M/km for a two-way high-speed transit, so
probably around $750M plus maybe $50M/station.”

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Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big names