A REVOLUTIONARY new passenger transport capsule made its debut in front of the world’s media in Spain yesterday (Tuesday).
For the first time, Carbures, a Spanish company from Cadiz, revealed a model of a passenger capsule of the train carriage of the future at El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz.
Measuring 32-metres long and weighing five tonnes, the capsule required 21,000 hours of engineering work to be completed.
Hyperloop is the commercial name registered by SpaceX, the aerospace transport company.
Their concept transport system features vacuum tubes capable of transporting both passengers and goods at speeds on the verge of breaking the sound barrier.
The company has described their vision for the world of transportation, stating: “Hyperloop brings airplane speeds to ground level, safely. Passengers and cargo capsules will hover through a network of low-pressure tubes between cities and transforming travel time from hours to minutes.”
The Hyperloop promises to cut travel times across the Spanish peninsula, claiming the capsule will be able to travel between Cadiz and Barcelona in just one hour, as opposed to the eight-hour train journey currently offered by Renfe.
The revolutionary transport could be fully functioning and open to the public in some parts of world in as little as five years.
“It is an honour and a pride that a world milestone like this one is done with an Andalucian accent” said Susana Diaz, President of Junta de Andalucia.