A team consisting of contractor BAM and start-up Hardt Global Mobility is planning to create Europe’s first Hyperloop test facility in the town of Delft in the Netherlands.
The two companies previously conducted an economic feasibility study for a Hyperloop on the route of the "Zuiderzeelijn", a proposed railway line that would run through Amsterdam.
The team plans to create a 30m-long test facility, which they say would sufficient to test the critical systems of the Hyperloop at low speed.
Tim Houter, Hardt Global Mobility’s chief executive (pictured), said: "Europe’s first Hyperloop test facility will enable us to learn a lot about new technologies.
"Our aim is the realisation of a fully operational multiple-kilometre test track within four years.
"The experience that this first test facility will provide, will be an enormous contribution to the development of actual Hyperloop networks in the near future."
Global Mobility was founded by four winners of a competition organised by SpaceX to design a pod for the system.
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