Hyperloop One, developers of the world’s first operational Hyperloop has released never-before-seen images of its development site, DevLoop, in the Nevada Desert at Middle East Rail, held in Dubai.
Rob Lloyd, Hyperloop One CEO, gave the international key note speech at the 11th annual conference, and shared news on how the construction is progressing at the full-scale test site.
The 500 meter-long DevLoop, which has a diameter of 3.3 meters, is located 30 minutes from Las Vegas in the Nevada desert with the first public trial to take place in the first half of 2017.
“Our team of more than 150 engineers, technicians and fabricators have been transforming what was, just over five months ago, a barren stretch of desert, into a hive of activity and now home to the world’s first full-scale Hyperloop test site,” said Josh Giegel, co-founder and president of engineering.
“We have come so far in such a short space of time, and our team of over 240 employees are working tirelessly to eliminate the barriers of distance and time and reinvent transportation.”
During his keynote speech, Lloyd also spoke about how the Hyperloop will transform the GCC both socially and economically.
At the end of last year, Bjarke Ingels revealed a video of as well as concept images of Dubai’s first ever high-speed transport system which will reduce travel time between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to 12 minutes.
RTA and Hyperloop One signed an agreement to jointly explore the potential workings of the high-speed route.