Here Are The Ten Most Promising Hyperloop Routes In The World
More and more is coming out about potential Hyperloop projects around the world. Hyperloop One is looking to build a Hyperloop somewhere on Earth, and they have some potential locations they want to install this new travelling technology. With any luck, the USA will be the first to get one because I want to ride one. I’m selfish.
Hyperloop One set up a competition to hear proposals for locations in U.S., the U.K, Mexico, India and Canada. All seem to be legit locations that could use a high-speed transportation system. Here are the candidates for the Hyperloop:
- Cheyenne – Denver – Puelbo (360 miles)
- Chicago – Columbus – Pittsburgh (488 miles)
- Miami – Orlando (257 miles)
- Dallas – Houston (640 miles)
- Edinburgh – London (414 miles)
- Glasgow – Liverpool (339 miles)
- Mexico City – Guadalajara (330 miles)
- Bengaluru – Chennai (208 miles)
- Mumbai – Chennai (685 miles)
- Toronto – Montreal (400 miles)
In a better world, all of these locations would get a Hyperloop One, but I’m biased and want one here in America. The UK already has that train that travels under the English Channel, so they’re spoiled. Plus, have you looked at our trains lately? They look like they haven’t been upgraded in 100 years. I’d like to see Hyperloops that span the globe so that we can travel to distant locations in a matter of an hour or two instead of sitting on a train or bus for 18 hours.
The goal for Hyperloop One is to have Hyperloops running in three routes by 2021. That seems pretty ambitions, but when the public wants convenience and speed, that ability to get stuff up and running will surprise you. Hell, we went to the Moon in a decade, I think we can build these on our planet.
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