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Avocados don’t grow on British trees.

Rather, they are shipped to Europe from tropical countries, arriving in our local supermarkets by truck: a journey that is both long and unsustainable.

Hyperloop is a high-speed transport system originally conceived for passengers. Now, it could revolutionize the European goods trade, clearing roads and improving air quality at the same time.

Goods of all kinds would be loaded into special capsules and sent across Europe in vacuum tubes at speeds in excess of 620 mph – minus the traffic jams and exhaust fumes.

A pilot project could be initiated between Rotterdam and Amsterdam as early as next year, once a study provides clear results on resources and benefits.

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