By means of a hyperloop, you may soon be traveling from Amsterdam to cities such as Duisburg, Düsseldorf or Brussels in 30 minutes. This is evident from a study by the province of North Holland.
With the hyperloop, people from a much larger area, inside or outside the Netherlands, can commute daily to work. People are now willing to travel for one hour for work for a single ride. With the super fast hyperloop it will be possible to cover longer commuting distances.
But what exactly is such a hyperloop? It is a fast magnetic hover train in an air pressure tube. The train can reach a speed of 1,000 kilometers per hour. Elon Musk, the founder of the company Tesla, came up with the original idea in 2012. It is Dutch Hardens Hyperloop who has been developing the concept since 2016.
The hyperloop can connect Amsterdam not only to the rest of the Netherlands, but to all of Europe. The arrival of the train is important for the Amsterdam economy. Areas such as the German Ruhr area can be reached within an hour.
Alternative to flights
Short-haul flights are replaced by a hyperloop connection. In this way, Schiphol Airport can still offer connections in a sustainable manner with Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Brussels or Paris. If that part of the short-haul flights is canceled, this offers more space for longer (intercontinental) flights.