Scotland-Wales is one of nine suggested European routes for the Hyperloop One at Vision for Europe summit.
With Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod and accelerated gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.
It is designed for higher energy efficiency per passenger mile than traditional modes of transport, curbing emissions and fuel consumption.
Executives from Hyperloop One joined European dignitaries and policymakers yesterday at its Vision for Europe summit to discuss transforming transportation across the continent.
Nine potential European routes were unveiled for the Hyperloop One Global Challenge at the event. The proposed routes span over 6,000 kilometers and were presented as part of the all-day summit that included a panel discussion around the economic advantages of Hyperloop and a keynote address from Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen.