UAE Focus

Al Ain hyperloop gathers pace

February 2017

The Office of Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has signed a pact with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), as part of its support for the project to link Abu Dhabi and Al Ain via a high speed hyperloop.

The pact will allow HTT to accelerate the pace of its project, following an agreement signed between the US firm and the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transportation (DMAT) in December.

A hyperloop route could link Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in under 12 minutes, compared to two hours by car today, at speeds of 1,200 kmph.

HTT and DMAT will soon start route analysis, feasibility studies, cost estimates and a development schedule,  HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn said.

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