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Super-fast Virgin Hyperloop pod transport celebrates first passenger journey

by LLB Editor
9th Nov 20 10:42 am

Virgin Hyperloop has trialled its first ever journey with passengers in the desert of Nevada.

The trial saw two passengers – both company staff – travelling the length of a 500m test track in 15 seconds, reaching 107mph (172km/h). The futuristic transport concept involves pods inside vacuum tubes carrying passengers at high speeds.

Sara Luchian, director of customer experience, described the experience as “exhilarating both psychologically and physically”.

She added: “Infrastructure is such an important focus for so many people in government. We know people are looking for solutions. They’re looking for the transportation of the future. We can keep building today’s or yesterday’s transport systems and keep encountering the same problems they bring or we can really look to build something that solves those problems.”

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