Sunday 15 September 2019

‘Flevoland best for Hyperloop test track’ says transport minister

Artist’s impression of the test facility. Source: Hardt Hyperloop

The central Dutch province of Flevoland has been selected as the best location for a Hyperloop transport test track in the Netherlands, caretaker environment minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen told parliament.

The projected Hyperloop is being developed by Hardt, a Dutch combine, as well as several other international engineering groups who are seeking a location for a test track. The Hyperloop is planned to move passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 1,200 kph through a vacuum tube.

Schultz compiled a report on the viability of the project which said Vogelweg between Almere and Lelystad is the best location for the five-kilometre-long test track. Her report also suggested that a link between Schiphol airport near Amsterdam and Lelystad airport 57 kilometres away would be the ideal first commercial route for the futuristic project. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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