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Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science ... stinations Accessed 2023-04-24
Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science ... stinations Accessed 2023-04-24China is likely to build its first hyperloop train line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, according to the nation’s top engineering and rail design institutes.
The 150km-long (93-mile) in-vacuum tunnel will allow maglev trains to travel at speeds of up to 1,000km/h (621mph).
The Chinese Academy of Engineering and rail authorities commissioned a “comprehensive assessment on the candidate construction sites for ultra-high speed pipeline maglev system demonstration line”, and the two richest cities in the east coast emerged as winners, said scientists involved in the project in a report published in the Chinese-language journal Railway Standard Design on April 17.
Source: https://interestingengineering.com/tran ... loop-train Accessed 2023-04-24The decision to award the project to these destinations was taken after a detailed analysis of other possible routes. Among them were Beijing-Shijiazhuang, two cities in the north that would relieve congestion on existing transport routes near the capital city. The other was a possible Guangzhou-Shenzhen line between two economically essential centers of the country located strategically at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, potentially connecting them to the world.
The Shanghai-Hangzhou line was finally selected after considering technical feasibility over the relatively flat terrain, strong economic potential due to high population density and economic activity in the cities, and promoting regional integration, the SCMP report said.
Source: https://interestingengineering.com/tran ... loop-train Accessed 2023-04-24The first line is expected to be operational by 2035, but a lot of groundwork regarding safety, regulation, and building infrastructure for the hyperloop still needs to be accomplished.