This is certain. Virgin Hyperloop One, owned by Richard Branson, head of the Virgin group, will build the world’s longest railroad of the future in the desert. It will be an introduction to the construction of a futuristic city of the future.
The project involves the construction of a 35-kilometer stretch of the Hyperloop route in the King Abdullah Economic City. The city is located between Mecca and Medina. The implementation of the entire undertaking will be carried out by Virgin Hyperloop One, which is currently a pioneer in the development of this technology in the world.
Currently, the company already has a full-size capsule and 500-meter test track under Las Vegas, where it successfully tests its magnetic rail technology. Virgin’s capsule has recently reached a speed of 387 km / h. The construction of the Hyperloop route is to begin within 2 years.
The Future Railway is just one of many futuristic projects planned by Prince Muhammad ibn Salman ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Su’uda, successor to the throne of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Vision 2030 project involves the construction of a several hundred kilometer long Hyperloop route from Neom to King Abdullah Economic City, Mecca and Riyadh. The country’s authorities want to create a new Arab silicon valley in the northern part of the country.
Virgin Hyperloop One wants to build 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 a network in Dubai and Mumbai. Recently, we also had the opportunity to see plans to build a global transport system based on Hyperloop. The company cooperates with DP World Cargospeed in this matter.