November 1, 2022
City of Ljubljana joins the Hyperconnected Europe initiative, hyperloop roundtables in Zaragoza and BerlinNews
The Hyperconnected Europe initiative is growing and increasingly focusing on the potential application of hyperloop in European regions and cities. Last July, the high level European vision was published. It tells the overarching story why we need hyperloop, what it could look like in Europe and how it would adress the transport and mobility challenges of European cities and regions.
The initiative is supported by Algeciras, Berlin, Brasov, Flanders, Munich, Rotterdam, Rzeszow, Zaragoza and the Provinces of Groningen and North Holland, and now joined by the City of Ljubljana that in October signed the Letter of Support.
In the introductory webinar on October 20, elected member of the City Council and CEO of AV (autonomous vehicle) Living Lab Daniel Avgadic explains: “Ljubljana is on the crossroads of two main TEN-T corridors and for us it is very important to understand and explore how hyperloop technology can be maximized for cargo and passenger movement. We are looking for ways to substitute regional air connections with important connections like Milan, Vienna, Munich, Zagreb and Budapest and reduce the carbon footprint.” On the questions what Ljubljana hopes to achieve within the Hyperconnected Europe initiative, he says: “Firstly, we would like to work on the concept of a passenger and cargo terminal and how it fits in our multimodal strategy. Secondly, we will look into the feasibility of hyperloop connections to the main cities.”
In September, in the city of Zaragoza, a Hyperconnected Europe supporter of the first hour, HDP contributed by presenting the hyperloop vision, and by taking part in panel discussions about the potential role of Zaragoza as a main node in the network and the hyperloop ecosystem. In Berlin, the Hyperloop conference took place at Innotrans, bringing together all hyperloop pioneers, suppliers, partners and future customers.