Expo 2020: Visitors will be able to sit in a Virgin Hyperloop passenger pod

Full-scale commercial pod will also be on display at the Dubai-based mega event

  
Virgin Hyperloop’s cargo transport pod, displayed at Expo 2020.

Virgin Hyperloop’s cargo transport pod, displayed at Expo 2020.

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Visitors to Expo 2020 will have the chance to sit inside a cutaway Virgin Hyperloop passenger pod as part of an exhibit about the futuristic transport system at Expo 2020.

The pod will be based at the DP World FLOW pavilion, along with a full-scale commercial pod replica, which will be used to transport goods on the planned DP World Cargospeed system.

“The constant flow of goods has historically driven innovation in the transportation sector and now more than ever, we must continue to future-proof the industry,” said Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Virgin Hyperloop. 

A cutaway replica pod of Virgin Hyperloop’s passenger pod, which will be displayed at Expo 2020. Image courtesy Virgin Hyperloop.

“Hyperloop is poised to revolutionise the global on-demand logistics market, and we are excited to share our vision for the technology in the DP World FLOW pavilion at Expo 2020.”

Josh Giegel, CEO and co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop, said:“I hope that visitors will be able to imagine the not-too-distant future in which they are passengers on a commercial hyperloop system in the Gulf region and beyond.”

Virgin Hyperloop announced the first test of the high-speed pod transport system with passengers in November last year.

(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Daniel Luiz)

(imogen.lillywhite@refinitiv.com)

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