Capsule Pipelines – Ideas

This page includes a mixture of off-the-wall ideas for systems, new uses for old systems, and discussions.

Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s magnetic near-supersonic passenger capsule pipeline proposal, linking Los Angeles and San Francisco.
http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/hyperloop_alpha-20130812.pdf (PDF)

Flexitaxi

Russian idea for the transport of passengers and freight.
http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/flextaxi.htm [cached text]

Neutronmedia – New uses in New York

Randolph Stark’s developing proposal to convert disused New York pneumatic tubes to carry fibre optic cables.
http://www.neutronmedia.com/

Related pages:

  1. Underground Mail Road – a report from the New York Times [cached text].
  2. Slashdot discussions – capsule pipelines officially enter the geek age.

Tube Way System

German idea for an elevated pneumatic capsule pipeline.
http://tubeway.de/ (in German)

Cargo Tunnel

Domestic local goods system.
http://www.cargotunnel.com/

RUMBA (Röhren-Untergrund-Magnetschwebe-Bahn)

Christian Bruch’s idea for an underground tube based magnetic levitation railway.
http://www.cbruch.homepage.t-online.de/Rumba_e.html [cached text]

Tubular Rail

Concept for passenger “trains” operating through a network of elevated hoops.
http://www.tubularrail.com/

Art – The Art of Bliktel / Molon Vols

Fantastic visions of the future painted in 1900s Japan.
[cached images]

Wired – Back to the Future

Thoughts about the development of pneumatic tube systems.
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.05/tubes_pr.html [cached text]

Halfbakery – Take the Tube

Pneumatic subways discussed at the Halfbakery.
http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Take_20the_20Tube

Lyle Zapato – Inteli-Tube

A rather appealing concept which proposes perhaps the ultimate in personal pneumatic capsule pipeline transportation. Draw your own conclusions.
http://zapatopi.net/inteli-tube/

Airtube and Airroute

A Dutch concept for dual-PCP networks, one for small freight items (Airtube), the other for passengers (Airroute).
http://www.chez.com/airtuberoute/

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