45-min­utes to reach Lon­don

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

SIR Richard Bran­son has in­vested in a Hyper­loop firm which he claims will trans­port pas­sen­gers be­tween Lon­don and Scot­land in 45 min­utes.

The bil­lion­aire’s Vir­gin Group has formed a part­ner­ship with Los An­ge­les-based Hyper­loop One, which is de­vel­op­ing a method of pro­pel­ling pas­sen­gers and freight in pods through low pres­sure tubes at high speed.Vir­gin de­scribed it as“the world’s most rev­o­lu­tion­ary train ser­vice”.

The com­pany will be re­branded as Vir­gin Hyper­loop One and Sir Richard will join the board of di­rec­tors. It is aim­ing to achieve speeds of up to 670mph and have “op­er­a­tional sys­tems” ready by 2021.

Sir Richard said: “I am con­vinced this ground­break­ing tech­nol­ogy will change trans­porta­tion as we know it.”

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