China's Cross-Continental Rail Plan

China has announced plans to extend its high speed rail network Wetsward across the continent, connecting its eastern shores to Europe.
March 12, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The Transport Politic examines the proposal and maps out the likely routes it would take. If completed, it would likely be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken.

"Taking the growing Chinese rail network as the starting point, new 200 mph lines would extend south towards Singapore, north and west into Siberia, and west through India, Kazakhstan, and Turkey, with the eventual goal of linking into the growing European fast train system.

Exact routes are not yet determined, but the general goal of the plan is to increase the region's mobility through fast rail networks and to join together the mostly disconnected Asian and European systems.:

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Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in the transport politic
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