Virgin will develop a hyperloop train in Spain

for freight and passenger services

The Virgin subsidiary will invest 430 million Euros in the project, while ADIF adds another 120 million Euros in funding, originating from Spanish and EU loans for the science and R&D sectors. Virgin Hyperloop One will build a manufacturing plant, a laboratory and a warehouse, sharing the centre with Adif in Bobadilla, Málaga.

The idea of a hyperloop train was initiated by Elon Musk. He published the first white paper about this revolutionary concept in 2013, and it started to be developed in 2014 through private donations. The target is to build a train that can reach up to 1,200 kilometres per hour, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes.

The concept is based on pressurised capsules that ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

 

Created Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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