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Sir Richard Branson has invested in the futuristic transportation technology Hyperloop, promising to build the "world's most revolutionary train service".

Sir Richard joined an $85m (£65m) investment in Hyperloop One, a California-based company that is the first to successfully test the high-speed magnetic levitation technology. As part of the deal the company will be renamed Virgin Hyperloop One and enter Sir Richard's Virgin Group umbrella.

Hyperloop, the brainchild of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, involves pods being propelled through a near-vacuum at speeds of up to 700mph. Musk has proposed the system as a new form of high-speed travel that could cut the time between cities from hours to minutes.

Sir Richard joined Hyperloop One's funding round last month, which valued the company at more than $700m, according to Recode .

Virgin Hyperloop One will join Sir Richard's sprawling business empire, which includes high-speed rail investments in Virgin Rail and his space flight venture Virgin Galactic.

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During its most recent phase of testing, Hyperloop One reached 192mph over a route of just under 450 metres. It has proposed routes across the US and a route that will carry passengers from London to Edinburgh in 50 minutes.

"Earlier this summer I was fortunate to visit the site and see first-hand the exciting technology being tested," Sir Richard said. "I was very impressed and now look forward to helping turn this cutting edge engineering into a global passenger service."

A Hyperloop One test podCredit: Hyperloop One

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The Hyperloop is not exactly what we need.

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seneca Post time: 2017-10-13 16:16
The Hyperloop is not exactly what we need.

It sounds better than what we have now.

Especially if I can get to Edinburgh to see my rich relations quicker from London

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1584austin Post time: 2017-10-13 16:28
It sounds better than what we have now.

Especially if I can get to Edinburgh to see my rich relat ...



If you need to save money you can hitchhike to Edinburgh.

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seneca Post time: 2017-10-13 20:02
If you need to save money you can hitchhike to Edinburgh.

haha those were the days, I haven't seen a hitch hiker for years. But i did it all the time when I was a little quid

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1584austin Post time: 2017-10-14 00:26
haha those were the days, I haven't seen a hitch hiker for years. But i did it all the time when I ...



No more hitch-hikers on Britain's roads? How sad. I am feeling nostalgic...

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seneca Post time: 2017-10-14 10:10
No more hitch-hikers on Britain's roads? How sad. I am feeling nostalgic...

It's too risky especially for females.

In the late 60's my now Wife then gf would hitch a lift any time as I did when we wanted to get somewhere before we both drove.

It was 'safer' then as you know.

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