The main theme of the Outlook is how hyperloop connections can help to achieve more sustainable mobility in the Netherlands. Since it’s vital to share knowledge, insight and experience on how to integrate the hyperloop into existing mobility systems, the aim is to involve all the relevant parties so that they can tap into each other’s expertise.
Kaj Mook, senior consultant at Berenschot: “We see opportunities to bring stakeholders together to develop various questions, for instance: how will a hyperloop fit with the local environment? What are the social and economic costs and benefits?”
Berenschot will publish a second Outlook in 2022 which will give more detailed attention to specific possibilities for expanding cooperative relationships with regard to hyperloop. Ultimately both Outlooks will be incorporated in a roadmap which will set out the strategic choices for implementing a hyperloop in the Netherlands.
The first results of the Hyperloop Development Program are becoming visible, with preparations underway to build the European Hyperloop Centre in Groningen. Additionally, in the past year some promising connections for a commercially viable hyperloop have been identified, namely the so-called ‘high potential routes’, including Amsterdam to Berlin, and the Cargo Hyperloop Greenports Connection.