45-minutes to reach London
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.”