Hyperloop One Announces Plans to Connect All of Europe

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The proposed UK route. Image Hyperloop One

"Our vision is to, one day, connect all of Europe with our Hyperloop One system, networking the entire continent".

In Amsterdam on Tuesday, the transportation start-up unveiled nine European routes it could eventually develop for the hyperloop.

That said, Hyperloop One has now committed to bring tracks to the US, Europe, and Dubai so though its technology is inching forward, it certainly shows no sign of slowing down and its ambition is only growing. The proposals for Europe connect more than 75 million people in 44 cities, spanning 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles). Hyperloop One then took these pitches and shortlisted the routes which it considered the most economically and technically viable.

Though the prospect of fast journeys around Europe is exciting, Hyperloop One is still in the very early stages of real-life testing and has only recently completed construction of its first full-scale two mile long test track in Nevada.

For the last two years, our team of almost 200 engineers, technicians and fabricators developed our technology and transformed a stretch of desert in the USA into a working test track that proves we can build a Hyperloop system anywhere in the world. "For the last two years, our team of almost 200 engineers, technicians and fabricators developed our technology and transformed a stretch of desert in the USA into a working test track that proves we can build a Hyperloop system anywhere in the world".

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Those European routes were semifinalists in the company's Global Challenge program, an endeavor to identify regions and cities that would be especially conducive to a hyperloop.

The proposed routes would, Hyperloop says, greatly reduce passenger and cargo times across some of the continent's "most heavily trafficked" regions.

Like most of the company's previous routes outlined for the United States, Scandinavia, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Australia, the nine new ones aren't serious proposals, but lines drawn on maps with little or no consideration of the engineering, political, or economic difficulties of building a functioning hyperloop system.

For more information on Hyperloop One, please visit www.hyperloop-one.com. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel.

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