The hyperloop project in Tongren is expected to cost about 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) and will be divided into two phases. The first phase, which will cost about 2 billion yuan ($290 million), is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) route that will connect Tongren’s airport to the city. The second part is a 50-kilometer (31-mile) route that connects the city to Mount Fanjing, a popular tourist destination in Guizhou, according to People’s Daily. A Hyperloop representative tells Quartz construction will begin early next year, but did not provide a timeframe for its completion.

Even though many countries, including the US, Abu Dhabi, and the Czech Republic, have signed deals to build hyperloops, the technology remains in its infancy. So far, there have only been tests, some of which, such as the one in California that would link San Francisco and Los Angeles, have fallen behind schedule.

China already runs the world’s longest high-speed rail line, and it’s also looking to develop its own supersonic transportation system that can travel over three times the speed of sound.

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