‘Hyperloop should not cannibalise traditional railways’

Hyperloop technology, which enables travel speeds of 1,200 km/h, holds massive potential for the railway industry. At the same time, there are areas of potential conflict between railways and hyperloop. In a recently published position paper, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) warns for “another cannibalisation of land-based modes of transport”, referring to the dominant role of road transport versus rail transport.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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