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High-speed vacuum train Hyperloop may soon appear in Moscow. On Friday 17 June at the St. Petersburg international economic forum, said co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company-operator of the project Hyperloop Technologies Inc. Shervin Pishevar. Together with Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin and investor Hyperloop Technologies, a major shareholder of Summa group Ziyavudin Magomedov, he signed a Memorandum of cooperation, RIA Novosti reported. The representative of group “the Sum” Ekaterina Grishkovets RBC confirmed the information about the conclusion of the agreement.
The document envisages the preparation of a preliminary feasibility study of a passenger transport project in the capital. Hyperloop Technologies “will explore the question of whether” the implementation of the project to carry passengers between airports of the Moscow aviation hub, to develop the message with the “new Moscow”, the report says “Amount”. All financial costs will be borne by the company, the government of the capital will not participate in financing the project.
Bullet highway Hyperloop is a project developed by the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk. He invited enthusiasts to build a “vacuum pipe” in the form of a closed pipe, in which the train can move at a speed of from 480 to 1,220 km/h due to the absence of friction, the rails and air resistance. The project is not yet implemented anywhere in the world, however, Hyperloop Technologies may 11, conducted the first successful test of the train in Nevada. The prototype managed for 1.1 second, has a top speed of 187 km/h
On 16 June at SPIEF, the Russian Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov said that the transport Ministry will create with the representatives of the Hyperloop Technologies working group for the construction of a highway in the Amur region for the transport of goods. It is assumed that the first model project will be presented to the Eastern economic forum in early September in Vladivostok, said the official. In an interview with RBC Sokolov said that the probability of “high”. According to him, investors consider the construction of a 70-km highway is 30% cheaper than construction of a similar railway line in 30 to 40 billion rubles. the Cost of the Amur Hyperloop could reach $318-425 million the Ministry hopes that the project will be implemented with government support and become part of the transport corridor “Primorye-2”, combining the Chinese province of Jilin to the port of Slavyanka in the South of Primorsky Krai. Traffic volume is expected to reach 10 million tons of cargo per year.
Also the on SPIEF Hyperloop Technologies representatives met with the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, have informed “Fontanka”. The meeting discussed the prospects of construction of cargo transport project in the city. According to the publication, the dialogue, the two sides are in March, originally it was about the project on the areas of Bronka — Gatchina and Bronk — the Central port.
Pishevar on the cooperation in the group of heads of foreign investment funds also participated in the meeting with President Vladimir Putin on June 16, laying out photos from the event on his page in Facebook. According to him, Putin at the meeting expressed the view that “Hyperloop will fundamentally change the world economy”.
The Summa group through a venture Fund Caspian VC Partners twice invested in Hyperloop Technologies. Among other investors of the project — funds Sherpa Ventures (its founder is Peshawar), 8VC, ZhenFund, 137 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Digital and Fast.