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Published on : Wednesday, July 13, 2016
There has been widespread anticipation regarding the launching of the tubular transportation system of ‘Hyperloop’ and so far it has been proposed that a Hyperloop would be utilized to transport freight in Switzerland and passengers in Slovakia. It has left people wondering about where it would be used, how fast it would be and so on.
Hyperloop One, an LA-based startup inspired by the 76 mph tube-based travel concept proposed by Elon Musk comes up with the answers to a few of these questions. In a recent study, it revealed about its plan to launch a Hyperloop service that would connect Finland, Helsinki, Sweden and Stockholm.
Helsinki and Stockholm are about 300 miles apart, making the journey between the places at least a 3.5 hour of flight or a ferry trip. But, the Hyperloop would transform this 3.5 hour-long journey into a smooth, 28-minute ride. The construction of the Hyperloop would cost around $21 billion.
This brand new transportation system would coordinate with KPMG, FS Links that are two noted engineering companies belonging to the Baltic.
The network would save a considerable amount of time and would raise a revenue of approximately $969 million to $1.1 billion while it has been estimated that 43 million passenger trips would take place in a year.
The engineering companies would install the tubes along the sea floor of the Baltic and inside trenches that would account for minimum tunneling. Hyperloop is a smart option to connect Helsinki and Stockholm since a faster plane, boat or railway is not a feasible alternative for bridging the two cities.
Hyperloop One stated that a Hyperloop system could be constructed using 60 percent of the cost of rail that is high speed simply due to the fact that Hyperloop technology is more efficient thereby having lesser maintenance problems.
A Hyperloop system for connecting Finland and Sweden would consume nearly 12 years to complete.
Earlier in 2016, the first public test had been conducted by Hyperloop One in Nevada desert. The company has said that within 2016 end, it would arrange for a full-system test that would include a pod travelling inside a tube at a speed of more than 600 mph.