08-29-2011, 08:14 PM #1
London to New York by high speed rail
The Russian government has given the go-ahead on an ambitious new tunnel project that could connect Siberia with Alaska via an underground rail line. If completed, the $65 billion project will be the longest underwater tunnel in the world, besting the Chunnel between England and France by twice the distance. The planned course would stretch over 65 miles and would snake beneath the Big and Little Diomede Islands. According to Inhabitat, the project will be funded by a private and public partnership. So why build it?
Aside from being a civil engineering marvel, the tunnel would also provide an efficient way to move 100 million tons of freight per year. In addition, the tunnel could provide an easy transmission route for electricity developed by tidal energy stations and wind plants in Russia to Alaska and Canada. In addition, the rail system would complete a high-speed network that could stretch from London to New York City. Unfortunately, the project doesn't seem to be geared toward passenger travel. At least, not for now. Thanks for the tip, Chad!
That is not at all where I was imagining that being located by reading the title.
New York to London???? Underwater in a tunnel??? No thank you. It is all I can do to make through the underwater tunnel that takes you to Virginia Beach. I went there once with a friend from Virginia and have no desire to return.
09-02-2011, 09:00 AM #4
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09-02-2011, 09:24 AM #5
Rail from London east across Russia underwater to Alaska then across Canada to NYC? How long would that take?
09-02-2011, 09:31 AM #6
It is for freight, not people. Bet it would be faster than flying or shipping though - especially since no traffic or weather delays.Basically, I'm just passing through on my way to Australia.
09-02-2011, 04:36 PM #7
Will Palin be able to see it from her window?
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