China is planning to build a train line connecting Beijing to the United States, the “China-Russia-Canada-America” route.
Above: Underwater train from New York to London concept.
According to a report in the Beijing Times, experts Chinese officials are considering a 13,000km route that would thread through eastern Siberia and pass under Bering Strait through 200km underwater tunnel to Alaska.
Wang Mengshu, the engineer cited in the article, said:
“Right now we’re already in discussions. Russia has already been thinking about this for many years.”
According to The Guardian:
No other Chinese railway experts have come out in support of the proposed project. Whether the government has consulted Russia, the US or Canada is also unclear. The Bering Strait tunnel alone would require an unprecedented feat of engineering – it would be the world’s longest undersea tunnel – four times the length of the Channel Tunnel.