The company plans to extend the line to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Airport and beyond in future
An artist impression of what a HyperloopTT station in Abu Dhabi could look like. Courtesy Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
A commercial high-speed Hyperloop system is to be built in the next two years in Abu Dhabi, under a landmark deal signed by Aldar Properties and one of the leading companies behind the technology.
Construction on a 10km Hyperloop transport system, using electro-magnetic levitation engineering to carry pods at 1,200kph, will begin in a critical development area between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in 2019.
A transport hub and XO Square Innovation Centre for ongoing research and development by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the California-based firm behind the project, will be developed in Aldar’s Seih Al Sdeirah landbank in Abu Dhabi.
The technology promises to reduce travel times between emirates from hours to just minutes.
An illustration of the HyperloopTT system being developed by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. HTT