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Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Tue May 27, 2014 9:09 am

It may already seem like a common feature in science fiction films but it appears China is considering plans to build a high-speed rail line that would cross hemispheres and travel from Asia to North America, according to the Beijing Times.

The proposed train line has the potential to create a contiguous link between China and Vancouver.

In a column written earlier this month for the Beijing Times, Chinese rail expert Wang Mengshu of the Chinese Academy of Engineering said the government potentially wants to build a high-speed train travelling from China to Russia before going through a tunnel in the Bering Strait that would connect to Alaska 82 kilometres away.

From there, it would go through Canada and eventually connect to the East Coast of the United States.

In an interview with Russia’s RIA Novosti news outlet, Alaskan businessman Fyodor Soloview, who has been pushing for a tunnel in the Bering Strait since the 1990s, said the burrowing project would cost about $35 billion. He added the total project would amount to at least $2 trillion.

But American rail expert Hal Cooper told RIA Novosti China could import three million barrels of oil a day from Alberta if the project was built. That could be enough to justify the rail in the eyes of Beijing and Ottawa.

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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Tue May 27, 2014 5:50 pm

Yes, because the United States will agree to have a high speed train run across Alaska.
 
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Wed May 28, 2014 12:43 am

I dunno..

Are Russia, USA and Canada going to agree to spend the money to help build and maintain the track? China's construction standard doesn't necessary meet the standard of Russia, USA and Canada as well.

For travelers it doesn't make much sense. I mean it takes about 12 hrs for traveler travel between Vancouver and Beijing with air plane, while it takes up 2 days to take the high speed train.

It is also disaster waiting to happen for transporting oil with 350KM/H high speed train.
 
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Wed May 28, 2014 4:04 am

It's a great idea. Hopefully the world tackles something like this. Joining China / Russia / US like that would do much for world peace.

Got to give the Chinese credit, they can think big.
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Wed May 28, 2014 6:58 am

It's a great idea. Hopefully the world tackles something like this. Joining China / Russia / US like that would do much for world peace.

Got to give the Chinese credit, they can think big.
Sure can.

This one will go about as well as their planned worlds tallest building in 90 days that was posted about last year.
 
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Wed May 28, 2014 7:15 am

too late for an April 1st post
 
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Wed May 28, 2014 9:29 am

Will this train connect Vancouver to the Island or Sunshine Coast? If so, I'm on board.
 
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Fri May 30, 2014 4:17 am

I foresee no problems with this project.
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Re: Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

Fri May 30, 2014 6:45 am

I foresee no problems with this project.
Indeed.

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Fri May 30, 2014 2:55 pm

It will definitely be a complete something
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