Hyperloop to build world’s first long-range test track in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Hyperloop One, the only hyperloop company in the world to successfully test its hyperloop technology at scale, today announced a development partnership with the Saudi Arabia’s Economic City Authority (ECA) to conduct a study to build the world’s longest test and certification hyperloop track, as well as a research and development centre and hyperloop manufacturing facility north of Jeddah.

The announcement took place at Virgin Hyperloop One’s Los Angeles headquarters during a visit from a senior delegation of Saudi Arabia’s Economic City Authority, led by Secretary-General Mohanud A. Helal. The study will focus on King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), located 100 kilometres north of the Red Sea port of Jeddah. The project, which would include a 35-kilometre test and certification track, will create opportunities for the development of specific hyperloop technologies and develop local expertise in Saudi Arabia which be commercialised and scaled.