There are several reports that China and Russia are discussing a 4,350 mile long Beijing to Moscow high speed rail line. This would cost about $250 billion. The Beijing Times said that the line, which would be over 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) but cutting the Trans-Siberian railway journey from six days to two. If it were to be completed, it would be triple the length of the world’s longest high-speed line which runs from Beijing to Guangzhou.
If the high speed rail connection were to extend the Beijing to Urumqi high speed rail line, then 3728 kilometers (2317 miles) of new high speed line would be needed.
Moscow is 1000 miles from Berlin.
Chinese Group Only Bidder for 130 mile long Mexico High Speed Rail Project
The China Railway Construction Corp. presented on Wednesday a $4.3 billion plan to build the trains and 210-kilometer (130-mile) railway. The government expects construction to start in December and operations to begin in 2017.
This is the first stage in a $100 billion plan to renew Mexico’s road, rail, sea port and telecoms infrastructure.
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