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Hyperloop Test Track Will Begin Construction in A Few Weeks

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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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Title of the article from IFLScience: www.iflscience.com...

This is one of Elon Musk's projects (there were some other threads on the Hyperloop, but this thread is based on a recent article dated October 24, 2015)

The "Hyperloop" is a rail system for a high-speed train, and will be located in the Quay Valley on a 5-mile stretch of land. The cool thing about this high-speed transportation system is that it will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources:




The Hyperloop is a super-fast rail system that will transport passengers at speeds of up to 160 miles per hour (257 kph) via powerful vacuums and magnets. When up and running, the Hyperloop will be fully powered by renewable energy. The company even expects to make a surplus of energy that they plan on selling back into the grid. The test track will cost around $6 billion (£3.9 billion)


They also hope to build one of these rail systems to connect London and Glasgow:



Bibop Gresta, the company’s deputy chairman, announced the plans at the Construct//Disrupt conference last night in London. At the event, he said, "You can substitute the entire flight industry from Los Angeles to San Francisco with one tube, four times. Now if this will not disrupt the air industry I don't know what will." Hyperloop won’t just stay confined to the super-rich and ultra-techy corners of California. The company also has plans to build one between London and Glasgow


I can't wait to see if testing brings about some positive data that will allow for the U.S. to begin catching up with the rest of the world in terms of transportation and high-speed rail systems.
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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 02:23 PM
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Texas is supposed to be getting a high speed rail from Dallas/Fort Worth to Houston soon, does that count?



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: sycomix
Texas is supposed to be getting a high speed rail from Dallas/Fort Worth to Houston soon, does that count?


Yes it does - that's great to hear, I found this link on that project: www.txdot.gov...




The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and TxDOT are working with the Texas Central Railway (TCR), a private entity that is developing and funding the environmental study for a proposed high-speed rail between the Dallas and Houston areas. TxDOT will provide technical assistance with study efforts and help coordinate public and stakeholder involvement. Constructing track between Dallas and Houston would cost an estimated $10 billion in private investor funding.

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posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Any private investor who puts their money into commuter rail is an idiot. Freight is the only profitable use of rail.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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Great idea



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

Well it will be funded nevertheless, since he has a trackrecord thats says, i know what im doing.



posted on Oct, 26 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: HighDesertPatriot

There's millions who make the trip regularly. Think all those toll highways are a waste, because they're being paid by passenger cars.

Personally paps company is expanding into Houston market next year. We could use this service to rapidly shuttle between DFW and Houston metro.
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posted on May, 12 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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UPDATE: May 12, 2016

They successfully tested propulsion system in Nevada desert - 0 to 100 in just over a second




The Hyperloop took its biggest-yet step towards reality Wednesday when Hyperloop One, one of two leading companies working on the concept, successfully and publicly tested its propulsion system in the Nevada desert, accelerating a sled from zero to 100 miles per hour in slightly over a second. The vessel, built without brakes, unceremoniously ended its brief journey in a pile of sand.


Hyperloop is One Step Closer to Reality (Time)
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posted on May, 12 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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It's a shame he gets credit for the hyperloop and can gather the funding while evacuated tube transport seems to be left in the dust.



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