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Hyperloop (FOAM)
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:48:22 PM »
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Re: Hyperloop (FOAM)
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 12:44:12 AM »
^^ Ha Ha!

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Re: Hyperloop (FOAM)
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 03:01:53 AM »
Sent to all outlets:

20th November 2017

Hyperloop is Hype

Greetings,

In today's Courier-Mail Ultraspeed Australia has unveiled a concept for a national hyperloop system. RAIL Back on Track's position is crystal clear - we absolutely will not support the introduction or government expenditure of any funds on any experimental public transport technology without (a) a business case issued by Building Queensland, Infrastructure Australia or a similar economic assessment body, and (b) passing safety and real-world passenger service tests.

The hyperloop system has not carried any passengers anywhere in revenue service and is not even on the market for commercial sale. There are also serious engineering and physics objections to its claims (see below). For example, the speed of a vehicle is limited by the stop spacing, the more stops there are, the slower the service is, regardless of the vehicle's maximum speed. The fewer stations there are, the smaller the passenger catchment. The smaller the passenger catchment, the more uneconomic it is.

Claims that hyperloop could travel in 10 minutes between the Gold Coast and Brisbane are unsound and unproven. Hyperloop in Queensland is right up there with teleportation, flying cars or passengers commuting daily in Concorde supersonic jets from Brisbane Airport to Coolangatta Airport.

Frankly, media outlets and politicians should give the hyperloop hype a rest. A moment's researching will bring up serious problems with the technology. It is unsound and is never going to happen in South East Queensland. The Queensland Government cannot even run our current bus and train network, so forget it!

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Plan to build hyperloop for high-speed travel via inland route to Brisbane
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/plan-to-build-hyperloop-for-highspeed-travel-via-inland-route-to-brisbane/news-story/c8f1d7b38a5c94df48a15bc27d7d96c9

Entire Hyperloop could be destroyed in SECONDS!

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Re: Hyperloop (FOAM)
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:14:24 AM »

Only the Queensland Government and Federal Government could want to pay to put passengers in something like this:

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Re: Hyperloop (FOAM)
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 07:58:46 AM »
Would you make the tunnel out of such weak material?

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Re: Hyperloop (FOAM)
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 06:47:39 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/932678356041994240
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