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Re: Tunnels!

Postby MNdible » May 28th, 2019, 8:55 am

The big idea about the Hyperloop is that it travels in an almost-vacuum at very high speeds across very long distances. It may well be just a pipe-dream, but aside from the fact that they both travel in tubes, it's a fundamentally different idea than the inta-city tunnels that this represents.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby mplsjaromir » May 28th, 2019, 8:55 am

DC-Baltimore “Hyperloop” now billed as “Hyperloop compatible”

https://twitter.com/railmag/status/1133 ... 62273?s=21

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Tiller » May 28th, 2019, 10:32 am

The only "hyperloop" thing that could ever be feasible would be sticking some kind of HSR or Maglev in a vacuum tube to eliminate air resistance (perhaps for only part of a journey).

And if he wants the boring company to be viable, it should be focusing on making tunnel boring for subways more affordable, instead of the silly 70s-style PRT proposal they started with.

They're both sorta silly, but in different ways.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » February 21st, 2020, 9:13 pm

Nice read on some new rail tunnels that have opened or will open soon in the Alps.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tran ... index.html

Chopped a ton of time from Zurich to Milan, and increased the freight capacity.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby niaxilin » March 6th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Love it! Also looking forward to the Brenner Pass tunnel (even longer!) between Innsbruck and Milan to opened in 2027.

Now if they'd tunnel north from Innsbruck, Munich to Italy would be a breeze 8-)

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » March 11th, 2020, 10:01 pm

Edmonton will have some new LRT tunnels.

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local- ... take-shape

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Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » October 19th, 2020, 6:30 am

Combined train-vehicle tunnel between Germany and Denmark starting construction soon.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/fehm ... index.html


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