Category : Technology
Virgin Hyperloop One, owned by Richard Branson, head of the Virgin group, will build the world's longest future railway track in the desert. It will be an introduction to the construction of the futuristic city of the future called Neom.
The project involves the construction of a 35-kilometer section of the Hyperloop route in the area of King Abdullah Economic City. The city is located between Mecca and Medina. Virgin Hyperloop One, which is currently a pioneer in the development of this technology in the world, will be responsible for the implementation of this entire undertaking.
The company now has a full-size capsule and a 500-meter test track near Las Vegas, where it successfully tests its magnetic rail technologies. The Virgin capsule has recently reached 387 km/h. The construction of the Hyperloop route is to start within 2 years.
The railroad of the future is just one of many futuristic projects planned by Prince Muhammad bin Salman ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Su’ud, heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Vision 2030 project involves the construction of the Hyperloop route of several hundred kilometers from the city of Neom to King Abdullah Economic City, Mecca and Riyadh. The country's authorities want to create a new Arabian silicon valley in the northern part of the country.
Virgin Hyperloop One wants to build the railroad of the future of Hyperloop not only in Saudi Arabia. This technology is also very popular in the United Arab Emirates and India. Richard Branson's company already has plans to build networks in Dubai and Mumbai. The largest Hyperloop track in the world is to be built in India. It will connect Mumbai with Pune, and exactly two locations about 150 kilometers apart.
Recently, we also had the opportunity to see plans to build a global transport system based on Hyperloop. Virgin Hyperloop One works with DP World Cargospeed on this issue. Of course, global transport plans are a matter of at least a decade, but the most important thing is that something is already happening.