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VIRGIN HYPERLOOP | WHAT IS IT AND HOW IT WORKS?


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Virgin Hyperloop (formerly Hyperloop Technologies, Hyperloop One, and Virgin Hyperloop One) is an American transportation technology company that works to commercialize the high-speed technology concept called the Hyperloop, a variant of the vacuum train.


The framework comprises fixed and somewhat emptied tubes, interfacing portability centers in enormous metropolitan zones, and pressurized vehicles, typically called pods, which can move at extremely high rates. With this framework, the door to door travel time on medium-range distances can be extensively decreased contrasted with current associations.


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On January 28, 2021, the company released a concept video that takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

Back in November 2020, Virgin Hyperloop conducted its first successful human passenger test in which Tanay Manjrekar was the first Indian to ride hyperloop.



This comes after NITI Aayog formed a panel to explore the viability of the Virgin Hyperloop technology in India. Two major hyperloop projects are planned in India – the Mumbai-Pune route and the MoU with the Bangalore International Airport to connect Bangalore City.


"Showing the passenger experience of Virgin Hyperloop is a glimpse of the future, following the success three months ago when people rode in a hyperloop pod for the first time," Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop and Group Chairman and CEO of DP World Sultan Bin Sulayem said.

Virgin Hyperloop’s Managing Director of the Middle East and India Harj Dhaliwal said they were committed to bringing this vision to life – in Maharashtra and beyond – and were working closely with their partners, investors, and governments to do that.


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Virgin Hyperloop claims accessibility will be a critical column in traveler experience, guaranteeing that this new type of transportation will grow openings for the general population.

Though ticket prices will vary depending on the exact route, a study says hyperloop fares would be more similar to the cost of driving, rather than flying.


Despite the fact that each vehicle carries only about 28 passengers, Virgin Hyperloop claims that its hyperloop system would be able to transport thousands of passengers per hour.

The firm is aiming to achieve safety certification by 2025, with commercial operations – such as those depicted in this video – beginning in 2030.



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