Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 1 March 2024

Why?? What’s the frigging point? ‘Floating’ hyperloop train hits a record-breaking speed of 387mph – and could outpace a plane one day

For over a century, humans have relied on planes to drastically cut the time of domestic journeys.

But imagine hopping aboard a train that gets you to your destination even faster than any commercial plane.

That’s potentially the reality awaiting China in the next few decades, as the country has hit a major milestone in the bid to introduce ultra-high-speed train travel.

Its ‘T-Flight’ train has reached a record speed of 387mph on a short test track – even faster than Japan’s MLX01 Maglev, the world’s fastest train in operation (361mph).

However, Chinese engineers hope it will reach a whopping 1,243mph once commercialised – way faster than the speed of sound and more than twice the speed of a Boeing 737 plane.

At such a speed, the T-Flight train could go from Wuhan to Beijing in just 30 minutes, rather than over four hours like current high-speed trains.

T-Flight uses magnetic levitation (maglev) technology, where magnets are used to lift the pods above the track, letting them seamlessly glide.

This eliminates the need for wheels and therefore any incidence of friction, providing a faster and quieter service.

T-Flight would be a hyperloop train, meaning it would transport people at top speeds in tubes between distant locations.

The concept – first proposed in 1910 by US engineer Robert Goddard – received renewed interest in 2013 due to a white paper by billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

T-Flight has been built by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

In tests in Datong in the northern province of Shanxi, T-Flight reached 387mph (623kph) in a low-vacuum tube measuring just 1.2 miles (2km) long.

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