Ryder Architecture and Arup, with support from KPMG, launched Northern Arc - a pioneering business led collaboration with local government to bring transformational transport to the North of the UK – in response to Hyperloop One’s global challenge.
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Vision for Europe - Hyperloop One.
Stylised map of the UK showing a proposed Hyperloop route from Glasgow to Liverpool, via Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.
Total distance: 545 km
Total duration: 47 min
Urban centres: 6
The view zooms in on Glasgow.
Economy: Almost 19,000 companies make their home in Glasgow and generate nearly £38 billion in revenue.
Environment: Sustainable Glasgow, a joint programme between the Glasgow City Council and private and non-profit partners, aims to cut the city's emissions by 30% by 2020.
The pointer travels from Glasgow to Edinburgh, a journey of 68 km in 7 min.
Technology: Edinburgh has one of the highest concentrations of people working in tech in the United Kingdom with over 25,000 employed in digital companies.
Environment: More than 230 renewable energy companies have a presence in Edinburgh.
The pointer travels from Edinburgh to Newcastle, a journey of 193 km in 14 min.
Airports: £310 million worth of exports leave Newcastle Airport every year.
Economy: Average house prices in Northeastern cities like Newcastle are almost 50% lower than the UK average.
The pointer travels from Newcastle to Leeds, a journey of 158 km in 13 min.
Economy: Leeds' economy has expanded by almost 40% over the past decade.
Ports: Almost a quarter of all England's cargo passes through the nearby Humber Ports.
The pointer travels from Leeds to Manchester, a journey of 71 km in 7 min.
Freight: The country's largest freight terminal outside of London is based in Manchester Airport.
Environment: Manchester is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by almost half by 2020.
The pointer travels from Manchester to Liverpool, a journey of 55 km in 6 min.
Economy: The Liverpool City Region's economic output is worth £28 billion. The Liverpool City Region employs 50,000 people in the automotive sector.
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