Elon Musk’s Hyperloop can allow 1 hour Sydney-Melbourne travel | afr.com

A parliamentary committee has recommended Elon Musk’s space age “hyperloop” concept be considered as a genuine alternative to high-speed rail.

Elon Musk’s space age “Hyperloop” concept – in which passengers race through a tube at close to the speed of sound – is real enough that a parliamentary committee has recommended it be considered as a genuine alternative to high-speed rail.

The Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities’ report says Hyperloop would allow passengers to travel between Sydney and Melbourne in less than one hour, Newcastle and Sydney in 10 minutes and a trip between Shepparton and Melbourne would be all over in five minutes.

Hyperloop is the brainchild of Tesla chief executive Mr Musk and is being developed by Los Angeles-based company Hyperloop One, which is expecting to conduct a full-scale test in the next two months.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/news/economy/elon-musks-hyperloop-can-allow-1-hour-sydneymelbourne-travel-20170207-gu76j3#ixzz4Y4oKHAYe

Source: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop can allow 1 hour Sydney-Melbourne travel | afr.com

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