About TransPod

Our vision is a world in which people, cities, and businesses are connected with affordable and sustainable ultra-high-speed transportation.

TransPod is developing the next generation of affordable and sustainable ultra-high-speed transportation for a better connected and fossil fuel-free society.

TransPod is building solutions to solve mankind’s biggest upcoming challenge. The way people move is not sustainable. As the population is demanding faster deliveries and faster transport, it is critical to develop new transportation systems capable of moving people fast and clean.

Shrinking Distances, Building Connections

In a vacuum tube train system, pressurized passenger and cargo vehicles travel in a low-pressure tube environment, driven by linear induction motors and air compressors, at speeds exceeding 1000 km/h. TransPod’s cutting-edge new design enables a significant reduction in the investment capital, increase in reliability, and improved operational performance, allowing a stronger business case for this system.

TransPod’s vehicle and infrastructure are being designed together for optimal performance, using TransPod’s IP. Powered by environmentally-sustainable solar/electric energy in a system that is unaffected by weather conditions, TransPod’s system enables passenger and cargo travel that is faster than airline travel, creating an attractive choice for consumers, a high-potential investment opportunity for infrastructure investors, and a reliable mass transportation system.

TransPod system timeline

October 2023

Brussels Welcomes The World’s First Hyperloop Association

Seven leading international hyperloop companies have gathered with industry, institutions, and the research community to kick off the first organization committed to advancing the emerging hyperloop industry toward commercialization.

September 2022

BRITT RADIUS and SITUATED announce agreements to support TransPod

BRITT RADIUS and SITUATED announce agreements to support TransPod in bringing its one-of-a-kind transportation solution from concept to reality.

July 2022

TransPod Unveils the FluxJet

Groundbreaking Canadian innovation unveiled in Toronto; will enable drastic improvements in carbon footprint, travel time, and ticket price compared to existing transport options

March 2022

TransPod: $550 million to develop a line in Alberta, Canada.

TransPod achieves critical industry milestone, becomes first tube-transportation company to confirm finance for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project

June 2021

Alberta Feasibility Study Results

The TransPod line between Calgary and Edmonton will reach jet speed, with tickets 45% cheaper than a flight.

September 2020

Medical Ventilator project

TransPod receives the go-ahead from France, Europe, and Canada, to develop and commercialize a medical ventilator.

August 2020

MoU with the Government of Alberta

The government of Alberta, Canada, supports TransPod's development in the province, for a line between Calgary and Edmonton.

February 2020


A working group has been created to draft the European regulations for vacuum tube train systems.

August 2019

Feasibility study Marseille – Nice

A feasibility is conducted for a line between Marseille Airport, Marseille downtown, and Nice airport.

March 2019

Thailand feasibility study

The first fully public report on a feasibility study has been published by TransPod.

January 2019

Industrial partnerships

Three industrial partnerships have been signed at the Canadian Embassy in Paris.

December 2018

Construction permit

The construction permit for the test track in France has been approved.

June 2018

European-Canadian Partnership

Agreement with 3 European vacuum tube train companies to collaborate on the regulatory framework in Europe.

April 2018

Kick-off – Power Converter Project

With the support of France and Canada, TransPod is developping a light-weight and compact power converter with spin-offs for the transportation industry.

September 2017

TransPod released scientific peer-reviewed publication

Ryan Janzen premiers the paper at the EASD EURODYN 2017 conference, which presents the physics of the TransPod system.

July 2017

TransPod releases Initial Cost Study

Analysis finds TransPod system will cost 50 percent less and travel four times faster than high-speed rail in Southwestern Ontario.

March 2017

TransPod opens offices in Canada, France and Italy

TransPod’s operations have expanded to facilitate advanced research and development with partners and experts.

January 2017

Partnership with IKOS consulting

IKOS' expertise will support the general electrical system, and safety engineering of the TransPod vacuum tube pod.

November 2016

Seed investment

Angelo investments commits $15 million USD towards the project. TransPod parners with MERMEC, SITAEL and Blackshape.

September 2016

InnoTrans Berlin

The TransPod System is unveiled at the InnoTrans Rail exhibition, in Berlin, the largest trade show of the rail industry, where it rapidly draws the attention of seveal industry leaders.

October 2015

TransPod Founded.

TransPod team forms. Designing a 1000 km/h vehicle, the TransPod team consists of professionnals from aerospace and rail industry.

Leadership team

Designing a 1000 km/h vehicle, the TransPod team consists of professionals from the aerospace and rail industry.

Sebastien Gendron

Sebastien Gendron

Co-Founder and CEO

As the co-founder and CEO of TransPod, Sebastien Gendron is redefining transportation to connect people, cities, and businesses with ultra high-speed transportation that is affordable and environmentally sustainable. Under his leadership, TransPod became the first vacuum tube-transportation company to confirm finance for a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project. He is an active speaker in the technology and transportation communities, and seeks every opportunity to engage, educate, and inspire the next generation to innovate and think outside the box.
Dr. Ryan Janzen

Dr. Ryan Janzen

Co-Founder and CTO

Ryan Janzen is the inventor of the TransPod system. His strategy was to create a new generation of tube transportation with key new technologies to create a safe high-speed transportation system. His concept gave TransPod key competitive advantages, including a low infrastructure cost, and fundamental safety. Janzen has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Wired magazine, and Through the Wormhole, with his innovations featured in 110+ international lectures, media interviews, and scientific publications. Janzen has created several “world’s firsts” including veillance flux and aircraft PLC, leading to advances in aerospace propulsion, physics, and new innovations for cities.

Executive team

Dianna Lai Read

Dianna Lai Read

Director of Communications

Sadira Beekha

Sadira Beekha

Financial Director

Zachary Lamothe

Zachary Lamothe

Business Development Director

Charlotte Aurousseau

Charlotte Aurousseau

Human Resources Director

Board of Directors

Sebastien Gendron

Sebastien Gendron


Dr. Ryan Janzen

Dr. Ryan Janzen


David Rechatin

David Rechatin


Advisory Board

James Lew

James Lew


Gregory Hart

Gregory Hart

Inception University

Gregory Ogorek

Gregory Ogorek

eSight Eyewear

Claude Bellware

Claude Bellware

Bombardier Transportation

Elke Rubach

Elke Rubach

Rubach Wealth

TransPod offices



TransPod Inc

+1 437 374 0463

159 Dufferin St, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1Y9



TransPod SA

+33 5 82 84 06 14

1 avenue d’Ester
87068 Limoges


United Arab Emirates

TransPod LLC


Boulevard Plaza, Tower 2, Level 23
United Arab Emirates

Our partners

TransPod’s network of global industrial partners support the research, development, and production of TransPod’s system.
Sade Logo
Rec Architecture logo
Ikos Consulting
IRCER Limoges
Xlim logo
Sade logo
Alberta Transportation
Logo Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Logo Département de la Haute-Vienne
Logo EDF
MaRS Discovery District logo
DHL Logo
Hyperloop Limoges logo
European Union logo
Logo La French Tech
Bizmark logo
Logo Dassault Systemes
Building Trades of Alberta Logo
Novarc logo

Join us

Our goal is to give you an opportunity to be at the forefront of new technology — advanced aerospace vehicles, cutting-edge science and technology — and to be part of a major international project, contributing to responsible urban design, transportation solutions, and fossil-fuel-free green technology.