Hyperloop and other vactrains

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Re: Hyperloop and other vactrains

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:11 am

Don't know what's so unique about the Boring Company's technique, but if what you are saying is true, they should be used for Gateway and the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel too. Faster and cheaper - what are we waiting for?

P.S.Their website claims their newest machine is10 times faster then existing machines. That's amazing.
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Re: Hyperloop and other vactrains

Postby mtuandrew » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:50 am

bostontrainguy wrote:Don't know what's so unique about the Boring Company's technique, but if what you are saying is true, they should be used for Gateway and the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel too. Faster and cheaper - what are we waiting for?

P.S.Their website claims their newest machine is10 times faster then existing machines. That's amazing.

That's what I've been trying to ascertain too, the company's videos aren't clear on the difference between their boring machines and a standard TBM. I think part of the difference is that these tubes are built for a small vehicle, considerably smaller in diameter per passenger/hour than a standard subway or train, so maybe they're easier to bore & excavate quickly.
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Re: Hyperloop and other vactrains

Postby NorthWest » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:04 am

Hyperloop is just maglev in a vacuum tube... It's just taking an astronomically expensive existing technology and putting it in even more expensive tubes.

Is there any barrier to it? Just economics...
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