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eNewsletter for July 15, 2013

What is being proposed are elevated tubes 5 feet in diameter. In them a pressurized mag-lev pod weighing 400 pounds carrying 6 passengers and luggage would travel in a vacuum with almost no friction and needing little energy for propulsion. A single High Speed Train can easily carry 600 passengers with between 6 to 20 such trains running in one direction per hour. To just carry 600 passengers on the Hyperloop would require 100 carloads an hour. That’s a pod every 36 seconds. The closest separation allowed between trains is 90 seconds for roughly 2 blocks of separation. At up to 4,000 miles per hour how quickly can one of these pods stop and how much distance is required to do so? NB

July 15, 2013 Part 1  July 15, 2013 Part 2

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