Virgin Hyperloop One can connect London airports and from Hettrou to Gatwick to 5 minutes, according to Rob Lloyd’s CEO.
The high-speed transport project, supported by Richard Branson’s company, is still under test, but according to Lloyd in the future, it can be used to connect Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and for an extremely fast time.
“Consider this idea instead of building a third underground metro line,” Lloyd told The Telegraph, quoted by The Independent.
Thus, passengers will move between terminals, not between airports.
From the company’s board, they calculated that their transportation could be 5 minutes from Heathrow to Gatwick and 7 minutes from Heathrow to Stansted, turning the three airports into a giant transport unit.
The calculations show that Hyperloop One, which is a series of low-pressure electric wagons, can transport people and goods up to 670 mph or 1080 km / h.
The purpose of the company is until 2021, although a document published by the Department of Transportation in December 2017 states that the introduction of such a link in the UK requires “at least two decades”.
The concept of this transport is by the developer Ilon Musk. From October 2017, the company joined Sir Richard Branson, who even led it.