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Sir Richard Branson promises to build 'revolutionary' Hyperloop train service

12 Octobre 2017

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is investing in the super fast transport system and will be joining Hyperloop One's board of directors, the two companies announced today.

Resembling a latter-day Johann Sebastian Bach lost in Margaritaville, Branson has chose to add high-speed tubes to his portfolio of transit companies already in the Virgin Group, which includes two regular-speed train divisions, Virgin Atlantic (planes), and Virgin Galactic (commercial space flight, eventually).

Hyperloop One just got a major vote of confidence from one of the world's most recognizable billionaire industrialists not named Elon Musk. From our airlines to our trains to our spaceline, we have always been passionate about innovation in transport too, especially the development of technology that could transform people's lives. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the investment was significant enough that Hyperloop One will now be called Virgin Hyperloop.

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Richard Branson is jumping on the Hyperloop train, the transport concept which could reduce the time it takes to travel between London and Edinburgh to just 50 minutes.

One of Hyperloop One's co-founders, head of engineering Josh Giegel, previously worked for Branson at his Virgin Galactic space venture.

The Virgin founder also noted his commitment to ensuring Hyperloop One remains all-electric, and "is a responsible and sustainable form of transport".

Sir Richard Branson promises to build 'revolutionary' Hyperloop train service