Sunday, December 06, 2015

Anyone Up For A Road Trip?


Would you like to travel from London, England to New York City by car? It may be possible if Russian Railways president Vladimir Bakunin has anything to say about it. He has proposed a plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America.  Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, along with a new train network and oil and gas pipelines.

If you are prone to car sickness you might want to take a pass. This fantasy road trip from London to New York might cover 20,777 kilometers (12,910 miles).

More: CNN.com

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Russia proposed this in 2007. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/tunneling-under-the-bering-strait-russia-wants-a-rail-link-to-north-america-a-478448.html
They appropriated money in 2011. http://inhabitat.com/russia-green-lights-65-billion-siberia-alaska-rail-and-tunnel-to-bridge-the-bering-strait/

But any connection from Russia to Alaska won't be at Nome, it would be at Wales, then overland to Nome.