At this time the cross-continental bullet train is solely in the realm of speculation.
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It would appear as though China is dead set on making the world a smaller place. Either that or they’re dead set on pulling a Red Dawn-style sneak attack and they think North Americans are really, really oblivious. Whatever the reason, reports are circulating today that China (a.k.a America’s landlord) is in talks to build a high speed bullet train between Asia and America, by way of Russia and Canada. The kicker is that nobody bothered to tell Canada.

The guardian originally picked up the story on May 8, but they made it seem like a practical joke (probably because it sounds like a practical joke), but the potentially 13,000 kilometer (or, in real distance, about 8078 mile) rail line was confirmed to be an actual, true thing by two major news sources in Russia and China just a few days later.

The proposed bullet train would shoot north out of China, through crushing cold of Russian Siberia, into a tunnel that would run underneath the Bering Strait, connecting Russia with Alaska. From there it would streak down the Canadian coastline into the continental United States. According to theorists (because we’re still pretty much at that stage), the whole trip would take about two days from beginning to end. The train would rip through the countryside at an astonishing 350km per hour. That’s about 220 miles an hour if you’re not attending Hogwarts.

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