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    Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Nine European routes shortlisted - such as London to Edinburgh in 50 minutes.
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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    I like how the Scotland-Wales route gives the whole of Wales a wide berth and only makes the short hop from Bristol to Cardiff right at the end.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    I like how the Scotland-Wales route gives the whole of Wales a wide berth and only makes the short hop from Bristol to Cardiff right at the end.
    Don't worry about the routes, the likelihood of this being built are likely on a par with that of electric trains running down through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall at 200mph, before I'm in my grave (I'm 52).

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Never going to happen.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    Never going to happen.
    That's what they said about SpaceX haha. But tbh, I agree. Not because of funding or technology, but governments won't want to be embarrassed by it. Especially the UK gov and the epic fail that is HS2.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Well the only other place in Wales that might be worth while is Swansea.

    But I don't see this happening purely from planning. Building a big floating pipeline across the British countryside? Never gonna happen.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    Don't worry about the routes, the likelihood of this being built are likely on a par with that of electric trains running down through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall at 200mph, before I'm in my grave (I'm 52).
    ..even if those areas were given the option of such a transport network, the tourist & heritage NIMBYS would kill it stone dead.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    I can't really see the commercial point in a superfast train that only carries cargo for the first few years. Who'd want to pay that much for transport in an hour when you could courier it for next day delivery instead?

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    I can't really see the commercial point in a superfast train that only carries cargo for the first few years. Who'd want to pay that much for transport in an hour when you could courier it for next day delivery instead?
    I'd assume for Musk and co it won't be about profit at this stage. It would be about testing 1000s of times in a real world scenario without human life at risk.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Another lab only concept product like the Surface tables ?

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Well the only other place in Wales that might be worth while is Swansea.

    But I don't see this happening purely from planning. Building a big floating pipeline across the British countryside? Never gonna happen.
    Of course, the people are easily contempt with the most retarded rail system in the modern world.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunderas View Post
    Of course, the people are easily contempt with the most retarded rail system in the modern world.
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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Because the British NIMBYs are going to embrace a pair of metal tubes going through the countryside near their houses. Although the eastern route they've picked is more viable, if they build it over the M11, A14, etc.

    OTOH maybe they'll finish this before HS2, which would be a hoot.

    (note: it's not going to happen)

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    I love that people think a near vacuum tube spanning hundreds, possibly thousands of miles is a concept that will work in our lifetimes. A single tiny rupture would bring the entire "loop" to a halt.

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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    A single tiny rupture would bring the entire "loop" to a halt.
    Halt is a bit of an understatement, a breach would rip the tube in half and the air rushing in would obliterate an inbound train.
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    Re: Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Halt is a bit of an understatement, a breach would rip the tube in half and the air rushing in would obliterate an inbound train.
    Im trying to be at least a little bit diplomatic

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