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Jan 8th, 2014 at 10:26pm
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This idea is probably treading an extremely fine line between "ambitious" and "completely nuts".
A Hyperloop is a transportation system proposed for the USA West coast by billionaire bloke Elon Musk, which could shoot passengers from San Francisco to Los Angles at speeds between 500 - 760mph in 30minutes.

I've been pondering possible uses for such a system in the UK.........

Idea #1 is for a c. 151mile system from Aberdeen to Newcastle-upon-Tyne / Gateshead Metrocentre, which would most likely have to use a tunnel going under the North Sea for between 80 to 137miles (see, told you it was a bit nuts, though maybe not quite as nuts as a Transatlantic Tunnel other people have proposed).

In theory, with a bit of basic Time / Distance / Speed calculations it could reduce the journey time to between 11 - 18minutes.

According to National Rail Enquires, the journey currently takes around 4hrs 30minutes..... and about 4hrs 40mins via road according to the Google Maps Route Planner
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Reply #1 - Jan 8th, 2014 at 10:46pm
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Idea #2 is for a 64mile underground Hyperloop tunnel running from near Blackpool Airport to Douglas, Isle of Man.

Estimated journey time = 5 - 10minutes
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