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5 Advantages of the Hyperloop Train

Hyperloop Train
Written by Shikha Mehta

What can be better than making a last moment plan to go to another city? Well, this dream can be made possible any time in the 2020s when the Hyperloop train comes to your city.

Faster than an airplane, this train is one that doesn’t have wheels or tracks. In fact, we’re calling it a train because it looks like a bogey. Virgin Hyperloop One calls it a capsule or a pod.

Now, there’s one thing – these amazingly fast trains aren’t connecting the whole world like the airlines yet. Then when and why should you prefer this mode of transport once it’s there in your city?

To know that, first take a look what you’re about to get.

How Does the Hyperloop Train Work?

Like I said, it’s not exactly a train, it’s a capsule that looks like a train compartment. A capsule, that travels through a partially vacuum tube. This is the reason why it is faster than air.

The tube will have a very thin layer of air on the surface. The pods are going to float on it and glide through the tube from one city to another.

These tubes can take power from any source of supply – solar energy, wind energy or conventional sources. The linear motor receives the power and enables speedy movement through vacuum.

You’ll be entering a luxurious pod and will have a comfortable seat of your own. Travelling at a speed of 670 miles per hour, you’ll reach a destination 1.5 hours faster than an airplane!

Benefits of Hyperloop Trains for the Passengers

By now you might have understood how you’ll benefit by travelling through this pod. So, if your home city and the destination you wish to reach both have Hyperloop stations, you’ll receive these 3 main benefits:

1. Travel Faster than Ever

Now Hyperloop is still under testing and construction. As of now, there are 3 estimations you can view from the official site of Hyperloop:

  • Los Angeles to Las Vegas: 30 minutes
  • Mumbai to Pune: 13 minutes
  • Abu Dhabi to Dubai: 12 minutes

It might sound unbelievable. After all, with all the traffic, I take an hour or sometimes even more to go from one area of my city to another!

Well, in vacuum, what traffic can you possibly get? With a swish of movement, you’re there in another city before the passengers of a flight settle down in their seats!

2. Spend Less

You pay a good amount months before you actually travel. However, Hyperloop pods will be priced reasonably enough to make it affordable to you.

In spite of being the fastest, it will be as cheap as a train. Not only do you save on money, you also don’t need an advance booking.

3. Enjoy Utmost Comfort

The estimated design of the interiors shows excellent seating inside the pod. You can relax completely, take a power nap on these seats if you want. You may say the Hyperloop train is too luxurious and fast for its price.

In fact, you might even get your own entertainment within the pod. Though this isn’t certain, you are going to have one hell of an experience for sure. After all, you haven’t experienced this kind of a speed before.

Benefits of the Hyperloop Mode of Transport to the Environment

Today, technology is no more against the planet. In fact, all scientists are keen on creating products that are eco-friendly.

If you look from the environment’s point of view, you’ll contribute to a greener planet by using this vehicle in 2 ways:

4. No Direct Carbon Emissions

Well, if it’s powered by solar panels, there may be no carbon emissions at all. For that matter, any other renewable source of energy won’t add a particle of pollutants to the atmosphere.

However, suppose in a country it’s not possible to use any of the renewable sources of energy and you have to use petroleum products, what would happen? Well, if you see it one way, the vehicle is in a closed tube.

Anything that gets emitted at all, is within the tube, not in the open atmosphere. Moreover, one pod doesn’t need too much of power. So, if there’s any emission in the tube, it can be easily dealt with.

5. Can Use Any Source of Power

All the vehicles you travel in run only on one type of fuel: it’s petrol or diesel for a car, or kerosene-based fuel for a plane. However, when it comes to these vacuum tubes, you can use anything!

So, you aren’t dependent on exhausting one source of supply. You are in fact free to use any of the renewable sources of energy and keep alternatives available too!

The Future of Travel with Hyperloop

If I take you to the past, there was a time when there were only bullock carts, boats and ships. From there, roads developed to have cars, trucks and buses running on it. Ships became more and more luxurious.

The railways have their own journey – from steam engines to bullet trains. Air made travelling the world possible.

Now, vacuum tubes will make travelling between cities as simple as travelling for work. We see this coming in the very next decade that’s only a few days away.

The Hyperloop train can reduce the distance between 2 cities by reducing the time taken to travel. Imagine if it connects the world, what would it be like going from one country to another?

About the author

Shikha Mehta

I discovered my talent in writing while I was in high school. Since then, I discovered the joy of sharing your knowledge with people around you. This is the reason why I love making my contributions to Insights of Technology. Being a certified content writer, I have been writing on several topics, science & technology being one of my favorites.

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