Virgin Hyperloop – First Passenger Test
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the completion of a full-scale vacuum train test section in Toulouse.
The track, 320 meters long, will be completely ready in a few weeks, after the installation of the vacuum pump systems is completed. The first tests of the Quintero One passenger capsule should begin in April of this year, and a fully finished commercial line is planned to be launched in about three years.
Hyperloop is one of the few companies working on the implementation a high-speed transport system of the future, which provides for the movement of containers levitating on magnets along the foreline demand at a speed of up to 1250 km / h. However, unlike competitor Virgin Hyperloop One, HTT has not yet conducted test runs and only has a feasibility study available..
According to company representatives, Toulouse will be a testing ground for future commercial projects in Abu Dhabi and China.
We previously reported that in India are working on creating the world’s fastest transport system cargo transportation based on vacuum train technology.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies