Mexloop shuttle could connect Mexico City with Guadalajara in 30 minutes

Mexloop is the union of names of the Hyperloop consortium and Mexico, which was chosen to propose the construction of a system for transporting passengers and goods through capsules in high-speed vacuum tubes that are even faster than an airplane.

Mexloop: the journey between Mexico City and Guadalajara is estimated at six hours by public transport or private car, however, Hyperloop technology promises to shorten the journey from 27 to 40 minutes. Image: Hyperloop
Mexloop: the journey between Mexico City and Guadalajara is estimated at six hours by public transport or private car, however, Hyperloop technology promises to shorten the journey from 27 to 40 minutes. Image: Hyperloop

In Mexico, plans are being created to attract technology that could bring the country up to the international level in mobility issues, at the hand of magnate Elon Musk.

This is Hyperloop, the construction of a high-speed train that seeks to connect Mexico City with Guadalajara in less than 40 minutes, which would be done through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

The FR-EE company was chosen to carry out the construction of Hyperloop, which would be named Mexloop.

This is the fastest transport model in the last 100 years, and the aerospace technology it uses can move hundreds of passengers in minutes in record time.

According to the Mexloop website, these bullet capsules can reach up to 600 mph. In case of starting the trip from Guadalajara, at least 13 minutes later the first stop is made in the city of León, in Guanajuato, 12 minutes after changing in Querétaro and 13 minutes after arriving in Mexico City.

This technology consists of a system of capsules similar to trains, with which stops are planned in the cities of Queretaro, Leon, and Guadalajara, and vice versa at a speed of 600 miles per hour (965 kilometers per hour).

The journey between Mexico City and Guadalajara is estimated at six hours by public transport or private car, however, Hyperloop technology promises to shorten the journey from 27 to 40 minutes.

FR-EE expects 68 million dollars to use Musk's hyperloop system by 2020. The Hyperloop concept was first cradled by Elon Musk, the founder of Space X and Tesla Motors. Hyperloop is designed to be safe, to save energy and to give greater confidence.

The route aims to cross from west to center in 38 minutes at a cost no greater than that of an airplane ticket, but with twice the speed of a magnetic technology that keeps the capsules safe, without the possibility of creating friction, and without the vacuum tube being vulnerable to nature on the route.

The FR-EE firms, in collaboration with the engineering of Arup and Sener, are interested in placing all the bases by 2050. All the stations mentioned would be strategically located near airports, railway transport centers, metros and trains to round off the idea of accessible public transport.

The Mexican Chamber of Construction Industry reported in 2017 through a statement that Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and CEO of Hyperloop One, is interested in building this route in coordination with federal, state and municipal government.

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