Advantages of the VacTrain
Speeds, CO2, Capacity, Safety, Comfort, and the Conservation of our Landscapes, Cities and Environment
The VacTrain will always outperform Short-haul Aviation, Highways, Railways and Hyperloop. It is CO2-Free and protects our landscapes, cities, environment and health. It is affordable and offers great economic benefits to the countries it serves.
VacTrain Compositions have 1’200 seats and dual tracks can satisfy demand on all travel relations in Switzerland and in countries around the world. This resolves the criticism of Swissmetro 1999 by the Swiss Government (small vehicles with 200 seats). Hyperloop proposes even smaller vehicles (28 passengers) and this only makes the capacity problem worse. The vehicle frequency cannot be increased indefinitely as they propose (safety, braking distance). This concept just does not work, despite the promotion by celebrities and thousands of over-enthusiastic students. It cannot possibly satisfy any significant demand.
The VacTrain has adopted and improved the safety concept of the Shinkansen of Japan, which has a perfect safety record since its inception in 1964 (Zero fatalities). This is a significant contrast to Hyperloop and to the safety concept of road transportation (annual deaths: 1’350’000 / 85’000 / 40’000 / 207’000 / 261’000 in the World / Europe / USA / India / China).
The VacTrain will reach 1000 km/h in 5 Minutes. It is not only faster but also more comfortable than Aviation and Rail. It offers direct access to the city-centres and can thus serve short travel relations and small countries like Switzerland.