TORONTO-MON­TREAL IN 39 MIN­UTES? IT COULD HAP­PEN

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The Toronto- Mon­treal cor­ri­dor has taken the prize as one of the strong­est can­di­dates in the world for a hy­per­loop sys­tem that could cut travel time between the cities from five hours to 39 min­utes. But trans­porta­tion ex­pert Martin Col­lier says there’s no way he’s go­ing to be the first to buy a ticket to ride in a bul­let-shaped craft that would travel through a tube at speeds of around 1,000 kilo­me­tres per hour, four times faster than high-speed rail. “I think I’ll be watch­ing if I’m still alive when it hits the ground and is ready to go,” said the founder of Trans­port Fu­tures, which pro­motes ed­u­ca­tion about trans­porta­tion is­sues. The Toronto-Mon­treal route was the only Cana­dian win­ner among 10 en­tries cho­sen from hun­dreds in an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by Los Angeles-based Hy­per­loop One.

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