World’s third hyperloop test track is now under construction

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We haven’t heard much from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies since last year when the California-based company released a handful of images and a video to prove that it is building what it says is the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. Today, the company has broken its silence with the announcement that it’s begun construction of a kilometer-long test track near its R&D center in France.

HyperloopTT says its test track will be built in two phases: a closed 320-meter system that will be operational this year, and a 1-kilometer-long full-scale system, elevated by pylons at a height of 5.8 meters to be completed in 2019. A full-scale passenger capsule, currently under construction at the company’s facility in Spain,...

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