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[BBC] Could a Russia-US rail tunnel be built?

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Russian officials have backed the idea of a rail tunnel linking Russia and the US.

It would run under the Bering Strait for 105km (65 miles) - twice the length of the UK-France Channel Tunnel.
This would be awesome. Would be nice to visit Beijing or Moscow over the weekend.

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This would be awesome. Would be nice to visit Beijing or Moscow over the weekend.
Yeah if you live in Alaska... Cool idea but not really accessible to people in the mainland USA. Might as well just fly to Russia instead of flying to Alaska and then catching the train.
    
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I don't understand.... Alaska and that part of Russia have almost no people, why do this?
 
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I don't understand.... Alaska and that part of Russia have almost no people, why do this?
conspiracy
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I don't understand.... Alaska and that part of Russia have almost no people, why do this?
Probably moving freight.
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This just in, tunnels can be dug to connect anywhere to anywhere!
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I don't understand.... Alaska and that part of Russia have almost no people, why do this?
I dunnu trade
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If it would be an incentive for the US to start using its rail system again than I would be all for it.

More trains means cheaper transportation for freight compared to trucks, and less traffic on the highways. Not to mention trains can be quicker, more fuel efficient, and could be the first widespread use of alternative fuels like thorium.
Edited by dinkledork - 10/22/11 at 12:46pm
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If it would be an incentive for the US to start using its rail system again than I would be all for it.
I'm going to guess we use it more today than ever before. Maybe a little less, but still more than 10 years ago.
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Probably moving freight.
This. However, it could help populate those areas, grow the economy there.

I heard it's lonely in Alaska.
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