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US billionaire unveils high speed train idea

Elon Musk proposes system to cut travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco by over five hours.

Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 08:45
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It takes about six hours to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which is a journey of 500km.

Billionaire Elan Musk, who co-founded PayPal among other ventures, is planning to cut that journey to just 30 minutes with a train which speeds along at 1,000km per hour.

He hopes to build a working prototype of the Hyperloop within three years.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.

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