China Plans 8000-Mile High-Speed Train To America VIA 125-Mile Undersea Tunnel
China wants to construct a enormous 8000-mile high-speed rail line linking China, Russia, Canada, and the USA via a 125-mile underwater tunnel. The route would start from the country’s northeast and expand through Siberia and across the Bering Straight into Alaska.
According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is already set up and will be used to construct a high-speed railroad between the south-east province of Fujian and Taiwan. The project will be financed and constructed by China but the details of the project are yet to be finalized.
The Beijing Times recorded the “China-Russia-Canada-America” lineup as one of four large scale global high-speed rail projects the nation wants to build. The first is a line that would run from London through Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Kiev and Moscow, where it would split into two paths, one of which would run into China through Kazakhstan and another through eastern Siberia. The third would start in the south-western town of Kunming and finish in Singapore.
The Bering Strait tube would require an unprecedented feat of technology — it would be the world’s longest undersea tunnel — four times the amount of the Channel Tunnel.
What would it take for China to construct a train into the United States?
The longest undersea tunnel in the world is that the Channel Tunnel, which runs beneath the English Channel for just under 25 miles. That train, started in 1994, cost about $7.8 billion ($20.2 billion now). Now, the Bering Strait tunnel would cost roughly $35 billion.