Eckington/Langdon/Deanwood To Be DC High Speed Rail Stops

The Hyperloop is becoming a reality for Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia & New York City. The full DC to Baltimore stations list has been announced. There will be 17 total stations, known as Lifts in Hyperloop language. DC’s stops will be “around 53 New York Avenue, NE in Eckington, a station in Langdon, and a stop in Deanwood before joining up with a parallel route along the BWI Parkway. The initial line will terminate on S. Paca Street near Camden Yards in Baltimore, which already has existing rail and inter-city light rail lines.

Coming to New York Ave. NE – high speed rail!

The locations of the stations are conceptual and subject to change as the company engages with local, state and federal authorities, but are currently envisioned at the following areas:

  • 53 New York Avenue NE
  • Langdon
  • Deanwood
  • Landover
  • Riverdale Park*
  • College Park*
  • Greenbelt 1 and 2
  • Ammendale
  • Snowden Pond
  • Laurel
  • Severn
  • Jessup
  • Hanover
  • Linthicum Heights*
  • Lansdowne
  • S Paca Street*

The Loop would apparently ferry passengers via “autonomous electric skates”, which will each carry 8-16 people along a pair of underground tunnels at 125-150 miles per hour. This would get people from DC to Baltimore in 15 minutes (or, for example, from DC to Greenbelt in 5 minutes, or from Laurel to Baltimore in 9 minutes). Longer-term plans are to extend the line to New York for a 29-minute trip. Fares will reportedly be on par with or less than other public transit.