UAE has signed a second Hyperloop deal.
UAE has signed a second Hyperloop deal.

Abu Dhabi Plans 1200Km/Hour Rail Transport

Abu Dhabi Plans 1200Km/Hour Rail Transport

Persian Gulf city state Abu Dhabi has signed the United Arab Emirates’ second hyperloop feasibility study to build a futuristic high-speed rail transport system connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) and US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced the agreement, which follows a similar study signed in Dubai last month.

Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA) and US-based Hyperloop One, a rival to HyperloopTT, agreed on November 8 to explore routes between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

A hyperloop uses magnets to levitate pods inside an airless tube, creating conditions in which the pods can shuttle people and cargo at speeds of up to 1,200 km per hour.

The unproven technology is proposed as a replacement to existing rail infrastructure.

The UAE has put on hold plans to build its own national rail network after neighboring Persian Gulf countries fell behind on their rail projects that were supposed to link the six states from Kuwait to Oman.

A Hyperloop route could connect Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in eight to 12 minutes, according to a joint DMAT and HyperloopTT statement. This compares to the two hours it takes by car today.

The statement said it was “the only initiative of its kind that has the support of the government of Abu Dhabi.”

Hyperloop One is also exploring a route in Dubai connecting the emirate’s Expo site for when it hosts the world’s fair in 2020, according to a report in the local newspaper Gulf News on Monday.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/wkXzNs
  1. https://goo.gl/wWlVP3
  • https://goo.gl/nnbHhB
  • https://goo.gl/opnFHU
  • https://goo.gl/jTgNtb
  • https://goo.gl/eQzvll

You can also read ...

Italian investment companies remain active in Iran, despite...
Iranian Insurance Firms' Premium Income Exceeds $1.2b in H1 (Mar-Sep 2018)
Iran insurance industry earned 183 trillion rials ($1.28...
Iran, India Leading Global Ammonia Capacity Growth
Iran and India will continue to lead the global ammonia market...
Iran Auto Industry Hither and Thither
Over the past few days, Iran’s beleaguered auto industry has...
Iran-Russia Non-Oil Trade Sees Over 80 Percent Hike (September 2018)
Iran traded 956,662 tons of non-oil commodities worth close to...
First-Timers Constitute 20% of Tehran Homebuyers
First-time homebuyers have accounted for a 20% share of total...
US Sanctions Against Iran Ridicule Int'l Norms
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Wednesday...
Iran Slips 1 Spot in WEF's Global Competitiveness Index
The World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2018...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints