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The potential of Hyperloop

The potential of Hyperloop

(3:25) Are you excited to see sci-fi project Hyperloop One taking off?

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Guest: kidder23 (382 days ago)

In UK we're putting our future transportation on Victorian technology! Backward thinking government

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In UK we're putting our future transportation on Victorian technology! Backward thinking government

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (382 days ago)

Agreed. Scrap HS2 and consider Hyperloop. Use the savings to update our "normal speed" trains and stations.

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Agreed. Scrap HS2 and consider Hyperloop. Use the savings to update our "normal speed" trains and stations.

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TheBob TheBob (381 days ago)
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I'm more in favour of this LINK (The train example comes at about 1.15 but the rest of it is pretty amusing)

What are people actually going to do with the 20 minutes shaved off the journey time from London to Birmingham?

I have a personal interest in this. Drummond Street in London has one of the finest selections of Indian restaurants in the capital (also close to a great pub). If HS2 goes ahead the terminus is going to obliterate Drummond Street. The community of restaurants will not be relocated.

I'd say many more people are made happier by Drummond Street than will be by saving 20 minutes getting to Birmingham faster (only to spend it in traffic at the other end.)

The Hyperloop is a great idea in some places, but Britain is too small for massive savings in journey time that could not be achieved by better ticketting/better urban traffic flows/more reliable signalling/dealing with leaves or snow - or one of many other ways I'm sure smart people can come up with.

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I'm more in favour of this LINK (The train example comes at about 1.15 but the rest of it is pretty amusing)

What are people actually going to do with the 20 minutes shaved off the journey time from London to Birmingham?

I have a personal interest in this. Drummond Street in London has one of the finest selections of Indian restaurants in the capital (also close to a great pub). If HS2 goes ahead the terminus is going to obliterate Drummond Street. The community of restaurants will not be relocated.

I'd say many more people are made happier by Drummond Street than will be by saving 20 minutes getting to Birmingham faster (only to spend it in traffic at the other end.)

The Hyperloop is a great idea in some places, but Britain is too small for massive savings in journey time that could not be achieved by better ticketting/better urban traffic flows/more reliable signalling/dealing with leaves or snow - or one of many other ways I'm sure smart people can come up with.

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