Beijing to the US by Train: China Plans Underwater High Speed Train to the US

By: | December 1st, 2014

China plans to build a massive 8,077 miles (13,000 kilometer) high-speed underwater train line to travel from Beijing to the United States.

China has nicknamed the project – “China-Russia-Canada-America” line. The entire trip would take two days, with the Bullet train traveling at an average of 220mph (350kmh).

Chinese engineers are considering a route that would begin in northeast China and run up through Siberia, go under the Bering Strait in an underwater tunnel that would stretch for 125 miles and come out of Alaska to reach the US through Canada.

  • This over 8,000 miles long rail line is 1,800 miles longer than the Trans-Siberian railroad.
  • The tunnel under the icy Bering Strait would be the world’s longest undersea tunnel – four times the length of the Channel Tunnel.
  • This rail network would make the world a smaller place by allowing rail travel between the four countries, U.S. Canada, Russia and China.
  • The estimated cost of this China to U.S. railway would be an astonishing $200 billion.
  • Underwater tunnel crossing the Bering Strait would cost $52 billion.
  • There is no completion timeline mentioned yet on this project.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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