A new ‘hyper bullet train’ which could transport commuters from Canberra to Melbourne in only 10 minutes may be possible in a matter of years.
The creators of the super train, Hyper Chariot, claim it will one day carry passengers at a speed of 6400 km/h – meaning it could travel from Sydney to Auckland and back within the space of an hour.
The ambitious super-shuttle concept will use roller coaster-type technology to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound – and it would only cost $167 for a ticket.
According to Hyper Chariot founders, it will be testing super speeds of up to 6400 km/h within the next ten years, and believes by 2040 ten-minute commutes across the country will be a daily occurrence.
The 286km journey from Melbourne to Canberra is normally a seven-hour drive, a one-hour flight and a 16-hour train ride.
Revolution in transportation:
But with Hyper Chariot’s futuristic bullet train – it could take less than 10 minutes, completely revolutionising the Australian commute forever. It will also have the capacity to accelerate from 0 to 1600 km/h in just 60 seconds.
Hyper Chariot’s President and Hollywood actor Matthew Modine, said: ‘With Hyper Chariot, we are aiming to bring nothing less than space travel on Earth, connecting cities and even countries in a way never before possible.’
Sci-fi to become a reality:
‘It may seem like something out of science fiction but the technology is now available for travel through airless tubes at 6,400km/h to become not only a reality, but a daily occurrence for passengers and cargo.’
‘It will also be the safest form of transport by far. Most injuries during travel are caused by human error or adverse weather conditions’, he said.
According to Mr Modine, passengers will experience relatively small G-Forces but will be not be able to stand for the duration of their trip because of the vertical position.
He believes fares will be highly competitive, priced at around $167, a similar price to budget airfares from Canberra to Melbourne.
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Source: Daily Mail