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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Muskâs Hyperloop could make its way to Australia, with the Melbourne to Sydney corridor serving as the testing ground for the futuristic high-speed transportation system.
With its promise of commuter and freight pods zipping across low-pressure tubes at speeds of more than 1000km/h, Mr Muskâs high-speed rail on steroids could potentially shake up the transportation industry and it might be here sooner than we thought.
Imagine if you could take a train from Melbourne to Sydney in under an hour.
No exhausting nine-hour drive. No fuss boarding a plane. You could just jump on a lightning-fast train and be interstate sooner than it would take you to get home during your daily peak-hour commute.
This dream could soon be a reality. According to Hyperloop One, a technological company invested in the development of a new high-speed rail network, a route between Melbourne and Sydney could serve as a possible testing ground for lightning-fast travel over long distances.
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Member since 30 Nov 2015
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Not much in the detail... About time the XPT was relegated to a museum.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
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Ahhh, that old chestnut... ANOTHER high speed rail 'vision' which COULD be coming to Aust. Govts (and govt contracts), and Activists will quash that dream lol. I can safely say I will never get to experience ANY of these visions in my lifetime, and I'm only 51!!
Member since 05 Oct 2016
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There is a great edition of the TV series Utopia about the very fast rail proposals for MEL-SYD. It really is a laughing matter - it just isn't feasible. Too few passengers, too much cost, noone willing to take the risk. It will never happen!
This sounds worse than Fast Rail. Doesn't sound panoramic or enjoyable at all, sounds claustrophobic and anything you could see would be blurred, a bit like being a screwed up pound note in Myer's vacuum cash handling system in the 1950's/1960's on the way to the tube room. Don't think I'd like being put in a vacuum pod, I might not get back out. I think baby steps required here, how about a high speed train first before the pods.
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