London to Scotland in 30 minutes! Interactive map shows how ultra-fast hyperloop could one day …

The Hyperloop system involves pods travelling over an electro-magnetic track enclosed in a low-resistance tube with very low air pressure, essentially …

A new interactive map shows how fast the proposed super-speed Hyperloop network could transport passengers to major UK cities across Britain from the capital.

The map, compiled from data made pubic about the system so far, estimates that for people wanting to travel from London to Leeds it would take a mere 15 minutes compared to 1.5 hours on a normal commuter train.

According to the data, connecting Edinburgh to London would take 30 mins, compared to the time it takes to get there by National Rail, which takes just under five hours.

There are also Hyperloop projects proposed for routes across the world, including the US, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

If given the go-ahead, the transport infrastructure would revolutionise the way we travel, making it faster than any other mode of ground transport currently available in the world.

The Hyperloop system involves pods travelling over an electro-magnetic track enclosed in a low-resistance tube with very low air pressure, essentially it is a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum.

The project is currently just a concept, backed by Elon Musk’s Boring company and Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One.

If the project becomes a reality, the main north to south branch in Britain would see journey times slashed to as short as three minutes from London to Southend, whereas on regular trains it would take 51 minutes.

Scroll down on the module below to reveal the map

The map was created by engineering firm RS Components, who are backing the University of Edinburgh’s proposed Hyperloop project.

They picked 20 of the UK’s biggest cities for the map based on population information gathered by the London based Centre For Cities, a think tank dedicated to improving the performance of UK city economies.

They gathered journey time information on journeys between these urban centres using National Rail’s journey planner, using direct train times with no changes.

They also restricted searches to the same time-and-date to make sure the data on trains was fair across cities and avoided weekend and bank holiday delays.

They then found the fastest train times between pairs of cities, for example London to Manchester.

For the Hyperloop speed calculation, then assumed a top speed of 670mph (1,078 kmh), somewhat short of the claimed maximum speed of 760mph (1,200 kmh) when the system was first unveiled.

They also took into account the fact that cities and their stations will be connected via special underground tunnels laid directly ‘as the crow flies’.

They then calculated the amount of time it would take to cover the distances between various cities and London.

TIME IT TAKES TO CONNECT LONDON TO THE REST OF THE UK VERSUS NATIONAL RAIL
Destination National Rail (mins) Hyperloop time (mins) Time saved (mins)
Birmingham 83 9 74
Manchester 125 14.4 110.6
Glasgow 269 30.6 238.4
Newcastle 171 22.2 148.8
Sheffield 129 12.6 116.4
Leeds 134 15 119
Bristol 89 9 80
Nottingham 100 9.6 90.4
Liverpool 135 15.6 119.4
Portsmouth 96 6 90
Edinburgh 260 29.4 230.6
Leciester 65 7.8 57.2
Bournemouth 110 8.4 101.6
Swansea 181 14.4 166.6
Southampton 79 6 73
Stoke 88 12 76
Preston 132 16.8 115.2
Cardiff 124 11.4 112.6
Southend 51 3 48
Coventry 62 7.8 54.2
Hyperloop One set on an idea laid out by billionaire Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind electric car company Tesla and private space exploration endeavour SpaceX. It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum (artist's impression pictured)

Hyperloop One set on an idea laid out by billionaire Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind electric car company Tesla and private space exploration endeavour SpaceX. It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum (artist's impression pictured)

Hyperloop One set on an idea laid out by billionaire Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind electric car company Tesla and private space exploration endeavour SpaceX. It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum (artist’s impression pictured)

WHAT IS THE HYPERLOOP?

Hyperloop is a proposed method of travel that would transport people at roughly 700mph between distant locations.

It was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who at the time said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes – half the time it takes a plane.

It is essentially a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum. For safety reasons, Hyperloop tunnels need escape hatches in case of fire.

The tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

There are now a number of firms vying to bring the technology to life, including Elon Musk himself, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and Virgin Hyperloop One.

As several firms vie to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision of a radical transport system that could ferry passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to inch closer to reality

As several firms vie to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision of a radical transport system that could ferry passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to inch closer to reality

As several firms vie to create the first operational Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision of a radical transport system that could ferry passengers above land at 760 miles per hour continues to inch closer to reality

Hyperloop would transport passengers at roughly 670mph (1,078 km) between distant locations in a short amount of time.

It was unveiled by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2013, who at the time said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes – half the time it takes a plane.

The Boring company have already opened the Boring test tunnel under the city of Los Angeles in December in a project that cost $10 million (£8 mn). It is currently being used for research and development.

The US start-up hoping to create Hyperloop has already released a list of 35 routes in locations around the world vying to put the near-supersonic rail transit system to the test.

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk's Boring company and Richard Branson's project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk's Boring company and Richard Branson's project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk’s Boring company and Richard Branson’s project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

Hyperloop One currently has the only working testing facility in the world, the DevLoop track in the Nevada desert (pictured). It allows pods to rocket along rails through reduced-pressure tubes at speeds of up to a theoretical maximum of 760 miles (1,200 kilometres) per hour

Hyperloop One currently has the only working testing facility in the world, the DevLoop track in the Nevada desert (pictured). It allows pods to rocket along rails through reduced-pressure tubes at speeds of up to a theoretical maximum of 760 miles (1,200 kilometres) per hour

Hyperloop One currently has the only working testing facility in the world, the DevLoop track in the Nevada desert (pictured). It allows pods to rocket along rails through reduced-pressure tubes at speeds of up to a theoretical maximum of 760 miles (1,200 kilometres) per hour

Meanwhile, Virgin Hyperlink One has built a 500-metre test track in Nevada, and is working on a hyperloop connecting Mumbai and Pune in India.

They released a list of 35 routes in locations around the world vying to put the near-supersonic rail transit system to the test.

The proposed routes will connect over 75 million people in 44 cities, spanning 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometres).

Hyperloop’s tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

Passengers would sit in either individual or group pods, which would then be accelerated with magnets.

Capsules carrying six to eight people would depart every 30 seconds, with tickets costing around $20 (£13) each way.

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The proposed system involves pods travelling over an electro-magnetic track enclosed in a low-resistance tube with very low air pressure, essentially it is a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum

The proposed system involves pods travelling over an electro-magnetic track enclosed in a low-resistance tube with very low air pressure, essentially it is a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum

The proposed system involves pods travelling over an electro-magnetic track enclosed in a low-resistance tube with very low air pressure, essentially it is a long tube that has had the air removed to create a vacuum

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk's Boring company and Richard Branson's project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk's Boring company and Richard Branson's project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

At present the idea is just a concept with companies like Elon Musk’s Boring company and Richard Branson’s project Hyperloop One competing schemes and insisting that they have the best solution for the UK

The cost of building a line from LA to San Francisco has been estimated at $16 billion (£10 billion) – although critics say it would be nearer $100 billion (£65 billion).

Dubai announced last year its plans for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi within the next five years.

Representatives from groups behind the planned lines in the UK and Europe met with Hyperloop One this week to make their cases for the best option for the continent.

In the UK, three routes have been picked, that could see lines built from London to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Cardiff and a third route connecting cities in the North to Scotland.

These will face competition from six other routes across the continent, including Corsica to Sardinia in France, Tallinn in Estonia to Helsinki in Finland, an Autobahn route in Germany, the Dutch Loop in the Netherlands, Warsaw to Wroclaw in Poland and Madrid to Tangiers in Spain.

A number of designs have been submitted for how the pods themselves would function, including for the LA to San Francisco line (artist's impression pictured). The construction cost has been estimated at between $16 billion (£10 billion) and $100 billion (£65 billion)

A number of designs have been submitted for how the pods themselves would function, including for the LA to San Francisco line (artist's impression pictured). The construction cost has been estimated at between $16 billion (£10 billion) and $100 billion (£65 billion)

A number of designs have been submitted for how the pods themselves would function, including for the LA to San Francisco line (artist’s impression pictured). The construction cost has been estimated at between $16 billion (£10 billion) and $100 billion (£65 billion)

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Lloyd’s-based cargo consortium sets sail

The Denver-based insurtech firm’s tools are capable of monitoring cargo accumulation and collecting useful data for risk management and claims.
Lloyd’s-based cargo consortium sets sail

Ascot and Beazley have launched a cargo consortium at Lloyd’s of London aimed at providing a maximum of US$50 million in capacity.

Bringing together a range of cargo carriers, the A2B consortium will cater to SME cargo business and offers insureds the option of using electronic cargo monitoring devices developed by Lloyd’s Lab programme graduate Parsyl. The Denver-based insurtech firm’s tools are capable of monitoring cargo accumulation and collecting useful data for risk management and claims.

“This consortium shows how syndicates can come together in a subscription market to provide coverage in a cost-efficient way for smaller premium business,” noted Ascot group chief executive Andrew Brooks. “Recent years have been difficult overall for the cargo market but this initiative will be transformative for insureds, their brokers, and Lloyd’s carriers.”

Meanwhile Lloyd’s innovation head Trevor Maynard believes “this is precisely what the Lloyd’s Lab has been set up to do.”

Maynard commented: “I’m thrilled to see our syndicates utilising the Lab to generate new ideas and deliver the next generation of insurance products and services for the benefit of our customers. The fact that the Lab can attract such high-calibre tech talent and ideas from around the world just goes to show that Lloyd’s continues to lead the way on insurance innovation.”

Beazley group head of marine Tim Turner, for his part, pointed out the London insurance market’s marine roots and noted how it has adapted to the sector’s changing needs over the years. “This new consortium shows how the London market can come together to combine underwriting expertise and cutting-edge technology for the benefit of our customers,” he added.

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Ascot and Beazley launch £40m insurtech-linked cargo consortium

Insurers Ascot and Beazley have launched a Lloyd’s of London-based cargo consortium that uses insurtech solutions to help manage risk and claims …

Insurers Ascot and Beazley have launched a Lloyd’s of London-based cargo consortium that uses insurtech solutions to help manage risk and claims performance.

Led by Ascot and Beazley, the A2B consortium brings together a range of cargo carriers that will provide a maximum of $50 million (£38.7 million) in capacity. The new consortium is aimed at small- and medium-sized entity cargo business, which has traditionally faced high associated expenses due to the nature of the subscription market.

This launch will allow brokers to provide their clients with quality underwriting and claims management in a cost-efficient way, according to Ascot and Beazley, further cementing the competitive position Lloyd’s holds in the global cargo market.

Insureds will have the option of using electronic cargo monitoring devices developed by Denver-based insurtech start-up Parsyl. The devices can monitor cargo accumulation and collect data, which can assist in risk management and claims.

The use of these devices will help both the consortium carriers and provide data feeds to insureds. Parsyl is a graduate of the Lloyd’s Lab programme, designed to help embed technology start-ups in an insurance environment.

Commenting, Andrew Brooks, Group CEO at Ascot, said: “This consortium shows how Syndicates can come together in a subscription market to provide coverage in a cost efficient way for smaller premium business. Recent years have been difficult overall for the cargo market but this initiative will be transformative for insureds, their brokers and Lloyd’s carriers.”

Tim Turner, group head of marine, Beazley, said: “The London insurance market’s origins are in marine and over the years it has adapted to the changing needs of the sector. This new consortium shows how the London market can come together to combine underwriting expertise and cutting-edge technology for the benefit of our customers.”

Trevor Maynard, head of innovation, at Lloyd’s, commented: “This is precisely what the Lloyd’s Lab has been set up to do. I’m thrilled to see our syndicates utilising the lab to generate new ideas and deliver the next generation of insurance products and services for the benefit of our customers. The fact that the lab can attract such high calibre tech talent and ideas from around the world just goes to show that Lloyd’s continues to lead the way on insurance innovation.”

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Cineworld Group plc (CINE) Dipped -0.93% on Feb 12

Shares of Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) last traded at 255.8, representing a move of -0.93%, or -2.4 per share, on volume of 1.85M shares.

Shares of Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) last traded at 255.8, representing a move of -0.93%, or -2.4 per share, on volume of 1.85M shares. After opening the trading day at 257.2, shares of Cineworld Group plc traded in a close range. Cineworld Group plc currently has a total float of 13.71M shares and on average sees 3.75M shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 220.6 and high of 325.4.

What It Means To Invest In The UK

One of the fastest growing economies in Europe and in the world is that of the UK. It is swelling with extensive capacities to grow as a nation and contribute to the growth of the global economy. It is without a doubt that the UK provides domestic and international investors alike with countless opportunities to successfully trade and strengthen their financial positions at a crucial time.

Equity Market in the UK

In the UK, the primary stock exchange is the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Meanwhile, the benchmark blue-chip index in the UK is the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index.

The LSE is the world’s third largest stock exchange as it is Europe’s largest stock exchange. Almost 2,300 stocks are presently listed on the LSE, bringing its overall market valuation to more than ‘6 trillion. It also boasts itself as one of the world’s first stock exchanges, having been created in 1801.

The LSE operates under the supervision of the LSE Group, which had been created in October 2007 from the combination of the LSE and the Borsa Italiana.

On the other hand, the FTSE 100 weighs the 100 most actively traded stocks on the LSE as a free-float, market-capitalization-weighted index. It had been created on January 3, 1984 using 1,000 points as its base value.

The FTSE 100 operates under the supervision of an LSEG subsidiary, the FTSE Group. It represents roughly 80% of the overall market valuation on the LSE. The FTSE 100 has an overall market valuation of roughly $1.70 trillion as of September. Cineworld Group plc is a stock traded on the U.K’s stock exchange.

Reviewing of the components of the FTSE 100 occurs four times a year. To be specific, it occurs on the first Wednesday after the first Friday of March and every succeeding three months thereafter. The components are regularly reviewed to make sure that they meet all conditions for inclusion in the FTSE 100. Cineworld Group plc has relatively good liquidity.

The FTSE 100 is a competent indicator of the LSE. However, it is a weaker indicator of the UK economy than the FTSE 250, which weighs the 250 most actively traded stocks on the LSE. Such is the case for three reasons: 1) most of the components of the FTSE 100 are international stocks; 2) the FTSE 250 is more extensive than the FTSE 100 in terms of the number of components; and 3) most of the components of the FTSE 250 are domestic stocks.

The FTSE 100 had posted its all-time low of 427.50 points in February 1978. Upon recovery, the FTSE 100 had posted its all-time high of 7,103.98 points in April 2015. Meanwhile, in October, it had posted its best intraday high of 7,129 points.

Trading in the UK

The regular session on the LSE starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

The UK is consistently materializing its growth prospects. It boasts with meaningful potentials that can truly leverage growth opportunities’ thanks to a healthy corporate environment that is viable for all kinds of investors. Because of this, many investors are flocking European equity markets, particularly that of the UK. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Cineworld Group plc.

More notable recent Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “National CineMedia, Inc. Appoints Kurt C. Hall To Its Board Of Directors – Business Wire” on January 28, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Is Cineworld Stock Undervalued? – Seeking Alpha” published on January 14, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Regal Entertainment Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC – Business Wire” on December 05, 2017. More interesting news about Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AMC Enertainment: Premium Pricing Strategy Masking Cash Flow Potential – Seeking Alpha” published on April 09, 2018 as well as Thewrap.com‘s news article titled: “‘New Girl’: Here’s Why Schmidt and Cece Named Their Daughter After Ruth Bader Ginsburg – TheWrap” with publication date: April 10, 2018.

Cineworld Group plc engages in the operation of cinemas. The company has market cap of 3.51 billion GBP. It is also involved in cinema property leasing and screen advertising activities, as well as ticket booking, film distribution, finance, and software development operations. It has a 12.85 P/E ratio. The firm operates its cinema sites under the Cineworld Cinemas, Picturehouse, Cinema City, Yes Planet, and Rav Chen brand names.

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