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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 05:45 AM
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The final nail in air travel's coffin?
Russia approves Bering Strait rail tunnel:

http://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/bering-strait-tu...
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 10:24 AM
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1. Don't think so!
'Expressing some concern over political hurdles that yet need to be overcome, Razbegin added However, the most important is the political decision which hasnt been taken yet. There are multiple countries involved, and it will be hard.

And yet, while the project looks more real than ever before, it will be a long wait before the entire link starts functioning across its different components. Estimates say that the tunnel alone will require 15 years to be built, while the entire network, including the railway system which needs to be constructed on both sides of the Bering Strait is likely to be complete by 2045.

Logistical Benefits
Given the strategic role a direct rail link between North America and Russia would play towards boosting trade and tourism, the Bering Strait tunnel is obviously expected to offer immense economical and political advantages.

The manner in which this project is being planned, the rail link will literally connect the Siberian interior with the US east coast, resulting in a railway network across 3/4 of the Northern Hemisphere. What this means is that tourists would be able to travel overland, from Europe to New York city, with the journey helping save travelling time while also opening up an entirely new experience across landscapes and climates.'

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