Hyperloop to serve Dubai’s EXPO 2020

Hyperloop to serve Dubai’s EXPO 2020

December 14, 2018 1 By The Tubist
Pavilion USA 2020 announced its official cooperation with Virgin Hyperloop One, which will show its Hyperloop ride experience at the US pavilion. Renders and concept arts show that Hyperloop, as a part of the Pavilion, is presented among other cutting-edge technologies such as space travel and exploring or e-mobility. It’s not a secret that VHO’s financial roots reach the United Arab Emirates, so showing off at Dubai’s EXPO adds a special value to its’ PR.
That’s just a tip of the iceberg – the most important of all, VHO announced that Hyperloop will serve EXPO 2020 with a 40 km route.
“We would like to see people riding on a hyperloop to Expo 2020. We are ready to deliver well before 2020. The technology is ready and all we need to do is put things together. Though we still haven’t finalised the exact route, we will most certainly serve the Expo” said Colin Rhys, creative director of Hyperloop One, that is running a feasibility of study for the Hyperloop in Dubai.

Last month, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed an agreement with Virgin Hyperloop One to start the feasibility study on the construction and operation of the Hyperloop transit network in Dubai.

“We are glad to have partners like RTA who are supporting us with regulations and standards. We are working together on the field to identify the possible route alignments and hopefully we will finalise the corridor by the end of this month. We are studying a route between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but in the first phase we are working on an intra-Dubai route that is likely to run parallel to E311 (Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road),” he added.

More details about the planned route will be shared soon.