Commercial Overview


HYPED are winners of the Virgin Hyperloop One Global Challenge, having proposed a route connecting Edinburgh to London, with a total journey time of 50 minutes. Our proposal discussed the feasibility of Hyperloop in the UK, highlighting the social, economic and environmental impacts. Out of 2600 entries, HYPED is one of ten winners across the globe, is one of two UK winners, and is the only student team to have won the Global Challenge.

Download our case for Hyperloop in the UK, as presented at the Hyperloop One Vision for Europe event in Amsterdam.

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There are consumers, for instance, that would love to go from London to Edinburgh in roughly 45 minutes. And that will be possible [with hyperloop].
— Sir Richard Branson, Virgin

Research Projects


This year we are seeking to collaborate with companies and stakeholders to further research the effect of this ground-breaking technology. The commercial team aim to strengthen our proposal for Hyperloop in the UK.


As urbanization pushes infrastructure underground, we will explore whether cost savings from tunneling are enough to offset the environmental impact associated with large-scale tunneling. 


As the muliti-modal integration of transport become more prevalent, we will propose ways to integrate both current and future transport. Research is being advanced in smart ticketing and MaaS.


The cost of the Hyperloop is an ever present issue. To fund such a project and encourage investment is a challenge for such a radical proposal, and our research aims to make Hyperloop more accessible financially.


Assessing the procedures and outcomes of implementing a new innovative mode of transport in the UK and EU, while accounting for the different jurisdictions in different regions within the EU.