Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The government of the UK has been urged to scrap HS2 to favor a futuristic Hyperloop technology that would help people navigate from Liverpool to London within 30 minutes.
Policy North has been encouraging the government to utilize its funds into developing the interesting system of Hyperloop technology that would help people travel from London to Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds or even Newcastle in 30 minutes or even less.
Hyperloop’s idea had been conceived by Elon Musk who is an US entrepreneur.
The Hyperloop transport system would involve pods travelling up to 740 mph through sealed tubes inside a vacuum with zero friction. The acceleration would be provided through a system of magnets and travel times would be dramatically minimized through HS2.
It has been thought that in the 49 minutes that HS2 would consume for covering s140 miles from Birmingham to London, Hyperloop can travel the entire 414 miles from Edinburgh to London and yet have five more minutes to spare.
This technology is likely to be operational in the next few years.
Earlier this year, the CEO of HTT who is Dirk Ahlborn said that the first system might be functional within 2022 and the capsules have already started being produced. Policy North feels that Hyperloop would be a more reasonably priced alternative as compared to the HS2.
Dirk also added that Hyperloop would make it easier for greater job generation in London since it would enable people living several miles away to travel to and from their work destinations.