Founder Tim Houter van Hardt called CNN about the development of the European hyperloop network. In the background is a prototype of a steel tube through which the floating metros are to travel. Photo: Lucette Mascini
Founder Tim Houter van Hardt called CNN about the development of the European hyperloop network. In the background is a prototype of a steel tube through which the floating metros are to travel. Photo: Lucette Mascini

In ten years’ time, a European network of superfast floating metros is to be constructed which will travel through magnetic fields in a vacuum tube system. This will replace flights within Europe, thus drastically reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This was demonstrated on Thursday during the unveiling of the latest test results of vacuum train Hyperloop, which is currently being developed by the Delft-based company Hardt. The results showed that they are now able to switch the vehicle from one tube to another.

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