By Rebecca Smith
24 May 2018 3:00pm

Sadiq Khan has said he would back proposals for a hyperloop system in the capital, and that Transport for London (TfL) would be ready to help deliver the plans.

London’s transport body does not intend to develop proposals itself at present, but the mayor said he is keeping tabs on developments, and TfL will “of course” work to support any specific ideas put forward for the capital.

Hyperloop is the brainchild of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, and envisages transporting passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 700mph.

Passengers and cargo would travel in pods inside low-friction tubes with little air pressure to slow them down.


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