Soon You'll Be Able To Get From Manchester To London In 18 Minutes
And to Liverpool in ten...
Residents in the city of Manchester could soon be able to travel to the UK's capital in just 18 minutes if plans for a new high-speed rail system do go ahead.
The so called Hyperloop is currently the diamond in the rough which North England transport bosses hope to hone, and, running at a speed of 760mph, we can't blame them for getting a little excited.
The futuristic system - brainchild of a US billionaire - consists of passenger pods travelling through vacuum tubes and would entirely redefine transport as we know it in this country.
Similar plans are in place to link Manchester to Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield which would lead to each city being only a 10 minute journey away.
Hyperloop One boss Alan James said that the plans could transform Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds into 'one city'.
Really? Quick inter-city travel is all well and good but we'll keep our city just for ourselves thanks!