Moscow plans Hyperloop pilot project launch for December

Moscow plans Hyperloop pilot project launch for December
The launch of the first capsule on a 3 km section of a “Hyperloop tube” is planned by the end of the year. The vacuum propelled train will carry passengers and freight.

This novel technology developed by Hyperloop One will possibly be tested this December. “In the next few years we’ll see a major breakthrough in the development of technologies which will improve our lives, and transport will be the main beneficiary. Self contained electric buses, a popular idea, aren’t being widely used. Hopefully, Hyperloop technology will be developed, and I believe, the pilot project will be launched in December. We’ll find out how this theory works in practice,” Deputy Mayor and Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov said at the Moscow Urban Forum.

A preliminary feasibility study of the Hyperloop train project will be provided by Hyperloop Technologies Inc with its partner, Russia’s Summa Group. Moscow signed the memorandum of intent on cooperation with both companies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The Hyperloop is an enclosed vacuum tube through which passengers and freight will be carried in pods at speeds up to 1,100 kilometres per hour with minimal energy consumption. Long term plans include Hyperloop trains between Moscow’s major airports and developing a better transport connection with the new Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas.

The Moscow Urban Forum was held at Manege Hall on 30 June through 3 July as an expert discussion format for urban lifestyle improvement projects. The business programme included presentations, discussions and talks. An entertainment program, Urbanfest, was offered to Muscovites, who had the opportunity to attend film screenings, lectures and running excursions. On 2 July, a night bike parade across Moscow’s most interesting sights took place as part of the forum.