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http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/travel/article/russian-superhighway-could-connect-london-to-new-york

Russian superhighway could connect London to New York

Published: 27 March 2015 8:24 AM

Russian Railways is proposing to build a new train network alongside the Trans-Siberian Railway. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 27, 2015

Russia has unveiled ambitious plans to build a superhighway that, in theory, could make it possible to drive from London on one end to New York on the other.

According to a report by The Siberian Times, the head of Russian Railways is asking the government to seriously consider his project dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development, the first modern transportation corridor that would link up the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

Plans call for the construction of a new high-speed railway and the development of major roads that would span the length of Russia, link up with existing transportation networks in Europe and Asia – and cross the Bering Strait.

A network that would run about 20,000km in length.

The proposal was presented at a meeting of the Russian Academy of Science and was touted, not only as a major transportation route, but as a means to create new cities and jobs in parts of Russia and Siberia that are woefully underdeveloped, and experience the haemorrhaging of young talent who leave the region for better opportunities abroad.

The new network could also be used to build pipelines for oil and gas as well as infrastructure for electricity and water supplies, said Russian Railways head Vladimir Yakunin.

The lofty proposal, however, comes with an equally sky-high price tag that could be trillions of dollars.

Currently, the longest international route operated by Russian Railways is Moscow to Pyongyang, North Korea, a 10,267-km journey that takes about nine days. – AFP/Relaxnews, March 27, 2015.

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Supercharged

Who's gonna be the first MCFer to drive from start to finish?

 

Or will you guys form a convoy?

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Hypersonic

Who's gonna be the first MCFer to drive from start to finish?

 

Or will you guys form a convoy?

By then, I bidded " Sayonara to MCF " liao [angel][dead]

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Hypersonic

Cannot lah. The Russian engineers mis-calculated.

 

Unless they build a bridge from England to France

 

then have to take a ferry or the train in the undersea tunnel.

 

If they say can drive from Paris to New York then maybe can lah.

 

:D

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Turbocharged

20,000km long....One way road trip gotta bring engine oil to do oil change halfway at rest station.

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Supercharged

20,000km long....One way road trip gotta bring engine oil to do oil change halfway at rest station.

open shop at 10,000km mark and sell engine oil! huat big time!

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Cannot lah. The Russian engineers mis-calculated.

 

Unless they build a bridge from England to France

 

then have to take a ferry or the train in the undersea tunnel.

 

If they say can drive from Paris to New York then maybe can lah.

 

:D

The ferry from England to France can carry cars. Anyway the Bering Strait crossing also probably ferry...

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Hypersonic

will have russian hookers along the way?

Have.......... [rolleyes] ................. wearing colourful and sexy bra some more..... [sly]

 

 

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