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China's plans for high-speed train through Russia to the U.S

China's plans for high-speed train through Russia to the U.S

Connecting the world through a new train system


Site: National Post

This week, Chinese newspaper ‘Beijing Times’ reported that the country's authorities are planning to build a bullet train railway to the United States, passing through Russia and Canada

The massive railway network, reportedly called 'China-Russia-Canada-America', would run north from China, through the stunning scenery of Siberia and Russia, under the Pacific Ocean to Alaska, and then down through Canada to its final stop, the United States.

The trip from China to American is set to take less than two days, with trains travelling about 350 kmh, according to the Beijing Times. China will apparently fund the construction of the lengthy 8,079 miles of railway track, including a 125-mile underwater tunnel across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska.

However, there is no start date yet as — aside from financial challenges  many are skeptical of whether the engineering required to build such a large network is possible.

 

 

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