Hyperloop Train from Rome to Milan in Just 30 Minutes
Hyperloop could revolutionize travel in Italy but it won’t be happening any time soon. From Rome to Milan in just half an hour.
This is the promise of Hyperloop: a train without tracks, which travels suspended in a tube pushed by magnetic levitation and is reaching speeds of 1,200 km.
The Hyperloop was first conceived in 2014 by Elon Musk – the founder of Tesla and SpaceX – with the aim of developing systems capable of moving passengers and/or cargo at airline speeds at a fraction of the cost of air travel.
Italy is one of the countries that has shown itself most interested in new technology, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica, with preliminary talks reportedly underway between Leonardo – an Italian multinational company specializing in aerospace, defense, and security – and state railway company Ferrovie.
The concept behind the revolutionary transportation system is based on magnetic levitation technology, with the Hyperloop moving through hermetically-sealed vacuum tubes.
This allows the Hyperloop to reach speeds of up to 1,200 kilometers per hour, meaning that a trip from Milan to Rome would take 20 to 30 minutes.