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Developer to begin feasibility study into 300km Canadian Hyperloop

28 August 2020 | By GCR Staff | 1 Comment

Canadian start-up TransPod has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Alberta for a 300km Hyperloop line linking the cities of Calgary and Edmonton.

If completed, the Hyperloop will travel in a ground-level protected guideway, with services departing every few minutes and travelling at speeds of up to 1,000km/h.

Following the signing, TransPod will conduct a feasibility study and start preliminary work on a test track.

The agreement will allow private investment to begin on the billion-dollar project, which may create an estimated 38,000 jobs over a decade-long development cycle.

If all goes to plan, construction will start on the project in 2025.

Ric McIver, Alberta’s minister of transportation, said: “By supporting TransPod’s feasibility study, Alberta Transportation will provide important information contributing to the research, development, testing, and construction of a full inter-city TransPod line between Edmonton and Calgary.”

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