US-based Hyperloop One is planning to operate a high-speed service to Expo 2020 venue by the time the event opens, with pods running every 10 seconds and carrying 15,000 passengers per hour per direction, a company executive has said.
In November, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a deal to explore the potential for developing a Hyperloop link to neighbouring Abu Dhabi.
The futuristic mode of transport involves using magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the floating pods shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 1,100 kilometre per hour (kmph).
In September, RTA awarded the contract for 15-km Route 2020, the extension of Metro Red line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to Expo 2020 site, will start operating on May 20, 2020.
“We would like to see people riding on a hyperloop to Expo 2020,” Gulf News quoted Colin Rhys, creative director, Hyperloop One, as saying. More info
By Staff arabianbusiness.com