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Investing in connectivity

The Federal Budget focus on transport The centrepiece of the 2017-2018 Australian Federal Budget is a $20 billion long-term investment in connectivity across cities and regional Australia.  This comprises: $10 billion National Rail Program for urban and regional passenger rail in cities and regional centres. An additional $8.4 billion in new equity funding to deliver… Continue Reading

Time for Australia to explore the potential of Hyperloop

In October 2016, Ultraspeed Australia provided evidence to The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities in Sydney. We proposed to the Committee that consideration be given to the development of an ultra-high-speed (1,080 km/h) transport project along Australia’s East Coast, using Hyperloop One technology. The Standing Committee, subsequently released its final… Continue Reading

The freight conundrum

The Ultraspeed Australia proposition will transform a large proportion of the long haul freight industry.  Not by destroying or replacing the industry, but by creating new industry around the fundamental issue of moving things to service a growing and geographically diverse population. Everyone, whether living inner city near to one of our container freight gateways,… Continue Reading

Regional living

Over the period we have been meeting with stakeholders to talk about the Hyperloop proposition, everyone gets excited about the connectivity benefits the project will bring to regional Australia.  No great surprise there I guess.  But what does it actually mean? For just over the last year I have lived in Gough Whitlam’s first vision… Continue Reading

Hyperloop One opens its first manufacturing plant

Hyperloop One has opened its first manufacturing plant, Hyperloop One Metalwork, to help build and shape the future of high-speed transportation. The a 10,000 m² facility in north Las Vegas will be used to make and test components for ‘Devloop’, the full-system Hyperloop prototype set to begin trial runs in early 2017. Hyperloop One Metalworks facility is… Continue Reading

Connecting cities to create a Baltic super region

Connecting cities to create a Baltic super region

FS Links Ab has a partnership with Hyperloop One partner. Their goal is to connect Helsinki and Stockholm, via the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea, using Hyperloop transport technology.  A Hyperloop network effectively merges both capital cities, and a number of regional centres in between them, to create a super region of 5 million… Continue Reading