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Sir Richard Branson promises to build 'revolutionary' Hyperloop train service

12 October 2017, 06:38 | Edward Lowe

Richard Branson's Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One Credit Virgin Hyperloop One

Richard Branson's Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One
Virgin Hyperloop One

The details of his proposal might have been unconvincing to many experts - one transportation engineer noted that, among other things, Musk radically underestimated the cost of concrete viaducts, the unpleasantness of high-speed tight corners and the difficulty of safely stopping in an emergency - but the proposal spawned a number of companies eager to work on versions of the idea.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said that the investment was a good fit for the company ... The company will rebrand as Virgin Hyperloop One.

"Virgin Hyperloop One are leading the way in these efforts", he continued, noting that the company is "working on exciting projects in the Middle East, Europe, India, Canada, and the U.S.".

"Virgin has been known for investing in and creating innovative companies over the years, and I look forward to making history together as we bring Hyperloop to the world as Virgin Hyperloop One".

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'From our airlines to our trains to our spaceline, we have always been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people's lives.

Its tracks use magnetic levitation and the pod glides at airline speeds for long distances.

'This is just the latest example'.

During it second phase of testing, Hyperloop was able to reach speeds of 192 miles/hour (310 kilometres/hour) - although it was only able to maintain this for 10.6 seconds.

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"The total 'DevLoop" tube length is 500 metres and the tube's diameter is 3.3 metres.

Richard Branson is jumping on the Hyperloop train, the transport concept which could reduce the time it takes to travel between London and Edinburgh to just 50 minutes. The company still needs to demonstrate that the system could transport people on tracks long enough to connect cities.

The 1.8 mile (3 km) full-scale and full speed enclosed prototype is taking shape in the desert in North Las Vegas in Nevada.

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