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The Boring Company wrote:To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won't fall on your head. A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels). The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company. Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes.
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Not a hyperloop, but something that may actually happen before the end of this decade:

'Like a movie warp scene': Experiencing 500 kph on Japan's new maglev train
JR Central on Oct. 19 unveiled its new maglev bullet train, whizzing reporters along an experimental track at speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour, as work forges ahead on the Chuo Shinkansen Line that is set to link Tokyo and Nagoya in as little as 40 minutes.

Mainichi reporter Keisuke Umeda was among those to experience the high-speed ride in a newly improved car on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen train. Below is an overview of the service and his experience.

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The 42.8-kilometer-long experimental track runs between the Yamanashi Prefecture cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki in central Japan. JR Central hopes to start commercial maglev operations in 2027. And to that end it has run up a total of some 3.19 million kilometers -- about 80 times the Earth's circumference -- on the test track since its completion in 1997. It says the maglev technology was ready by 2017, but the firm is making improvements to enhance the comfort of the trains. It has been testing its latest train cars since August this year.
From the photos in the article, which I cannot embed, you can see that it actually reached 500 kph with reporters on board. That's 310 mph, by the way. Elon Musk was claiming his hyperloop would go up to 760 mph, but there's no working prototype that I'm aware of, and this maglev train is already built and has a 42 km (26 mile) test track and can actually attain this speed. It's basically ready to go once they build the tunnels and tracks. That'll take time, but they've already begun work.

I would like to see a video of it from the front of the train, but I didn't find one.
JR Central has received government investment and loans relating to the maglev project to the tune of 3 trillion yen.
That converts into about $30 billion USD.
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This isn't about the hyperloop. It's about the hype around this project by Elon Musk's Boring Company.



Among the problems, it seems that the tunnels these cars go through are so small, that you can't actually open the car doors and get out of the vehicle in the middle of the tunnel if you need to. Many other issues.
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Still bilking millions for millions.

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