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12-minute trip from Chicago to O’Hare Airport possible within 3 years

By Craig Wall and Megan Hickey,

A high-speed rail connecting Chicago’s Loop to O’Hare is now on track to be become a high-tech reality. On Thursday, the mayor and the billionaire who wants to build the “Tesla Tunnel”, were talking details.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel showed Elon Musk what would be part of the underground station for the new high speed line. It would utilize a mothballed station under Block 37, the launching spot in the Loop for the line that would be known as the Chicago Express.

It would whisk travelers to O’Hare on electric skates, powered by technology used in Tesla Model X vehicles.

The system will use electric vehicles that run through a 17-mile system of new twin underground tunnels.


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