Virgin Hyperloop: First Passengers Travel in a Levitating Pod System

Virgin Hyperloop: First Passengers Travel in a Levitating Pod System

Bhumesh Verma 09/11/2020 9
Virgin Hyperloop: First Passengers Travel in a Levitating Pod System

Virgin Hyperloop has completed its first ever passenger ride after 400 test runs.

In a Hyperloop system, a single trip between New York and Washington would only take 30 minutes.

This is four times faster than a high-speed train and twice as fast as a commercial jet flight.

The futuristic transport concept involves super high-speed pods inside vacuum tubes carrying passengers. 

Hyperloop has tested its first ever journey with passengers travelling from Nevada.


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Trial passengers Sara Luchian and Josh Giegel - both work at Virgin Hyperloop.

They have travelled in the Virgin Hyperloop— riding the system's levitating pod through a vacuum tube at speeds of over 100 mph.

The company previously did more than 400 test runs without passengers.

Virgin Hyperloop envisions a future, where floating pods packed with passengers and cargo hurtle through vacuum tubes at 600mph or faster.

In order to make this dream come true, Hyperloop travel systems would require getting planning permission and constructing vast networks of tubes for every travel path. 

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  • Richard Tarbuck

    Elon Musk was the first person who thought about this concept. Richard Branson made his dream become a reality.

  • Michael O


  • Pj Dean

    Massive congrats to Hyperloop

  • Claire Elizabeth

    It took them 400 tests !! I guess it's a dangerous trip !!

  • Danny Harris

    Simply Wow...

  • Chris Chapman

    Take my money and buy me a ticket !!

  • John Bird

    All I want is a supersonic private jet

  • Phil Miller

    Getting all the authorisations is a major step

  • Darren Wiltshire

    Both passengers had a wild ride

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Bhumesh Verma

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Bhumesh is the Managing Partner of Corp Comm Legal, an Indian law firm. He is ranked among the Top 100 Indian corporate lawyers. He is advising domestic and foreign companies on M&A, joint ventures, corporate - commercial issues. Besides, he has written a book on Drafting of Commercial Agreements, has a couple of books in pipeline and trains students and professionals on Drafting Skills and corporate laws. He writes regularly on legal, business & other issues and is a guest faculty lecturer with educational institutes. Bhumesh holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Delhi and a further qualification in International Law and Legal Studies from College of Law, York.

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