Billionaire Richard Branson unveils vision for high-speed transportation system

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Billionaire Richard Branson is showing off his vision for a high-speed transportation system.

He unveiled the concept yesterday for Virgin's Hyperloop, which he claims will send people between cities in tubes at 600 miles per hour.

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The bullet train in a tube concept, originally conceived by Elon Musk, uses powerful magnetic pods to sling you around at top speeds.

Virgin hopes to begin commercial operations in 2027.

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