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Claims HS2 is already behind the times

Hyper Chariot 1

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 12:10pm 22nd June 2017.

There are concerns that HS2 is out-of-date before the first pieces of track have even been laid.

A company called Hyper Chariot have announced plans for a brand new technology to get people from city to city, which could be in place in our lifetime.

The idea puts people in car-sized capsules and sucks them around the county in air-locked tubes at speeds reaching 4,000mph.

Hyper Chariot 2

It's thought a trip from London to Edinburgh could take just 8 minutes.

The husband and wife team - Nick and Joanna Garzilli - are behind the project which takes technology already used in rollercoasters, to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound.

HyperChariot poster

Hyper Charitot

They think a typical London to Edinburgh fare would cost around £100.

According to the company, the 'rail gun' technology is nothing new and its hypersonic speed capabilities were demonstrated in military tests during the 1980s.

The Anglo-American brainchild behind the Hyper Chariot network is the first organisation to commercialize the technology for public transportation and entertainment purposes.

It is already developing a full-technology working 'proof of concept' demonstrator, 'The Velocitator, which will be unveiled in 2021.

Hyper Chariot model 2

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