Virgin Superhigh Speed Rail to run at 966 km/h in the future – first manned test

Virgin Group’s Virgin Hyperloop (also known as Super High Speed Rail) has taken the first step towards the first ever electromagnetic levitation vacuum tube train manned test in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, for a high speed rail system that can easily reach thousands of kilometers per hour.

According to Reuters, the Los Angeles-based Virgin Superhigh Speed Rail said the manned test, which operated at 107 miles per hour (172 kilometers per hour), undoubtedly reached a technically quite critical safety test that will fundamentally change the status quo for the transportation of people and goods.

Virgin Superferry is predicted to then operate at speeds of 600 mph (966 km/h) or faster, using electromagnetic levitation in a vacuum tube for a virtually noiseless trip that would take just 30 minutes from New York to Washington, D.C., twice as fast as a commercial jet plane and four times as fast as a typical high-speed rail.

Prior to the manned tests, Virgin Megaship has conducted more than 400 unmanned tests in Nevada, with safety certification now planned for 2025 and commercial operation by 2030.