This page includes a mixture of off-the-wall ideas for systems, new uses for old systems, and discussions.
Elon Musk’s magnetic near-supersonic passenger capsule pipeline proposal, linking Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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.
- Underground Mail Road – a report from the New York Times [cached text].
- 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)
Domestic local goods system.
Christian Bruch’s idea for an underground tube based magnetic levitation railway.
http://www.cbruch.homepage.t-online.de/Rumba_e.html [cached text]
Concept for passenger “trains” operating through a network of elevated hoops.
Art – The Art of Bliktel / Molon Vols
Fantastic visions of the future painted in 1900s Japan.
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.
Lyle Zapato – Inteli-Tube
A rather appealing concept which proposes perhaps the ultimate in personal pneumatic capsule pipeline transportation. Draw your own conclusions.
Airtube and Airroute
A Dutch concept for dual-PCP networks, one for small freight items (Airtube), the other for passengers (Airroute).