Vacuum tube trains could travel at 1000km per hour. But do they work and what would tickets cost?

All aboard – Canada could be getting a 1,000km per hour ‘vacuum tube’ train.

The dizzyingly fast ‘FluxJet’ proposal was unveiled last month by Canadian startup Transpod.

If the new design works, the levitating plane-train hybrid will be sucked along vacuum pipe guideways, linking far-flung cities in less than an hour.

Tickets will cost less than a plane fare, Transpod has promised.

It sounds too good to be true. So how does this dizzying new technology work – and is it actually feasible?

How would the FluxJet work?

The design is based on a new type of physics that the company describes as ‘veilance flux.’

It is similar to Elon Musk’s famous ‘hyperloop’ idea, where

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