Hyperloop track to be built in Saudi Arabia

Virgin’s Hyperloop One company has signed a deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to build a test track for its futuristic transport concept. The hyperloop concept involves a pressurised pod with a vehicle carrying passengers or cargo up to 10 times faster than current rail. A 35km track will be built, alongside a research and development facility and manufacturing plant, north of Jeddah. Virgin Hyperloop One said the technology could reduce a journey from Riyadh to Jeddah to 76 minutes, compared with more than 10 hours currently.