Hyperloop News from Intermarium
Nord Stream – a notorious Russian gas pipeline project that was staunchly opposed by the US – became the boogeyman of Central and Eastern Europe
The European Commission has released the European Union Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and hyperloop is explicitly identified as a game-changing mobility technology.
Just 10 days after launching a fundraising campaign on investment platform Seedrs, Hyper Poland has achieved its €451,000 investment target. This funding will be dedicated to the continued testing and development of the next generation of high-speed railways.
The passenger capsules for Ukrainian Hyperloop are suggested to be produced at Kriukiv Railway Car Manufacturing Plant
The Slovak government is no longer cooperating with the American company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), which was interested in building Hyperloop – a new transportation system promising speeds up to 1,200 km/h in Slovakia. This was confirmed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatics, which is headed by Richard Raši.
The Hyperloop transport system is expected to be launched in Ukraine in 2023-2025.
HyperloopTT will work with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on planning Europe’s first commercial system while creating the legal and regulatory framework for the nation
Often called a real Tony Stark of the 21-st century, Elon Musk started his way with a popular PayPal service and nowadays regularly astonishes people with popularizing electrocars and even launching them into space. One of his latest highly-advanced transportation projects, Hyperloop, may appear in Ukraine.
The Hyperloop Poland team adapted its route from a 2012 feasibility study for an $8 billion high-speed rail project that was suspended by the federal government in 2014. That bullet train’s speed-to-cost ratio was deemed “dissatisfying,” but Hyperloop offers speeds 2-3 times faster than high-speed rail and can be built for two-thirds of the cost while fitting into narrower rights of way that trains cannot.
Romanian engineering student Denis Tudor, 23, is among the winners of Hyperloop competition, which aims to find a transportation alternative for the future. Billionaire Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, initiated the competition.
On Wednesday, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signed an “exploratory agreement” with the Czech city of Brno, which wants to examine the feasibility of a hyperloop line to Bratislava, Slovakia, where HTT also is working with the government. Being fired through a tube will cut the 80-mile trip, which takes 90 minutes by rail, to 10 minutes.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the government of the Slovak Republic to “explore” building a hyperloop system that connects Bratislava with Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.