As an emerging mode of transport, Hyperloop – in which rapid magnetically levitating pods travel in vacuum tubes over long distances – faces a number of challenges. While the system’s technical development has been underway for almost a decade, it is the regulatory dimension of this innovative transit idea that is now becoming key to its future development.

Arup, as a leading technical advisor to clients developing or considering hyperloop projects and technologies, has evaluated the regulatory issues that these systems will need to overcome, for freight or passenger-based systems, based on wide-ranging research conducted with stakeholders across the industry. We hope these insights will advance the debate on how hyperloop can find its footing in the world and play a complementary role within the world’s mass transit networks.

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Shaping the future of hyperloop