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European Hyperloop Center

The European Hyperloop Center (EHC), from developer Hardt Hyperloop from Delft, will be established in Groningen. Hyperloop is a transport system, which uses an air pressure tube, through which people and goods are transported. The technique is comparable to pneumatic tube.

Hardt Hyperloop bij prototype hyperloopbuis.

The intention is that the test center for this new form of transport will be built north of the Slochterdiep, above the Meerstad neighborhood. In addition, a temporary test facility will be realized in Veendam.


The hyperloop is in line with our region’s ambitions in the field of innovation and sustainability. The hyperloop center fits in well with the close collaboration on the development of smart and green forms of traffic and transport in Groningen by companies, knowledge institutions and governments.

The hyperloop is a transport technology that is faster and more energy efficient than the aircraft and the high-speed train. Testing, research and demonstrations will be carried out at the European Hyperloop Center to advance hyperloop technology as a future modality for cargo and people. The EHC will be opened to all European hyperloop developers and will thus serve as the European center of hyperloop technology.