tower wrote:shinatoo wrote:DaveKCMO wrote:
Southwest Airlines: We have just the flight for you!
Yeah, flying is fun and convenient&
If SWA is your answer then why look at high-speed rail at all?
Even if it was physically possible and was not immediately blown up/shot by a terrorist/disgruntled farmer, Hyperloop would be a lot more similar to flying than HSR. 30 minute drive to it, security, limited space, cramped, but with virtual windows (or none). And I'm not even going into the prices because no one has any clue what those would be (no matter what the Hyperloop companies say.)
Why would it be substantially different from HSR? Open-rail trains are actually more at-risk, and a closed tube environment allows for greater control and awareness of a breach in the pressurization. Ideally, you could release more trains more frequently, which means you wouldn't have to cram as many people onto each train, and the smaller pods would be less attractive targets than a huge train.