Hyperloop Opportunity for UK Supply Chain

Hyperloop offers a potential revolution in transport. It could transform how we perceive distance  by enabling aircraft speeds at ground level in an on-demand point-to-point transport system. Bristol could become a suburb of Edinburgh! Frankfurt, Schiphol, Heathrow and Charlies de Gaulle could become a new super-hub airport and it would open up opportunities we can’t even conceive of yet.

The UK is renowned for its world-beating innovation. Just look at the proportion of the Formula 1 paddock that is British. The UK is world renowned for its aerospace industries, for ingenuity in design, and for delivering major infrastructure projects. This agility and capability in high precision engineering are the
skills required for delivering an entirely new mode of transport such as Hyperloop in what are clearly ambitious timescales.

The UK has the industry, the gravitas and the experience to be a central player in the development of this potentially revolutionary new transport mode.

This report has been prepared by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), with assistance from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), on behalf of Innovate UK to explore the potential opportunities for jobs and growth within the UK supply chain associated with hyperloop.

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