The company Hyperloop TT is working on the creation of a high-speed train that could link Madrid and Barcelona in less than half an hour, thanks to a speed of 1,200 kilometers per hour. The company’s CEO, Andrés de León, explained that the model is similar to that of a small plane inside a tube, levitating thanks to a vacuum environment similar to that of a military fighter and with reduced electrical consumption. Unlike the bullet train, the Hyperloop TT does not need to electrify all the rails, which translates into economic savings.
The second prototype of the Hyperloop TT capsule, composed of 82% carbon fiber and with a capacity of between 28 and 58 people, will be presented at the Mobile World Congress. The train has a minimum distance of 600 kilometers and the ability to reach speeds of 1,200 kilometers per hour. The company, founded in 2013, has developed major transportation breakthroughs, such as the world’s first large-scale Hyperloop test track, the Hyperloop insurance framework, and safety and certification guidelines.
The Hyperloop TT project could revolutionize the transportation network in Spain by significantly reducing travel time between two of its major cities. In addition, the lower power consumption and economic savings compared to other high-speed transport systems could be important advantages for its implementation. The future of the Hyperloop TT in Spain will depend on its ability to overcome technical and regulatory challenges and to obtain the necessary financing for its construction.
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