China plans undersea rail tunnel to link provincial capitals

Opening its railway sector to private investment, China is planning to connect capital Beijing with all provincial capitals by high-speed bullet trains through undersea railway tunnel, spanning 5,700 kms.
The nationwide undersea tunnel through the Bohai Gulf will be built as part of a network to connect Northeast China and South China’s Hainan Province, extending 5,700 kms in 11 provincial regions.

The new undersea rail network will connect Beijing with all provincial capitals with a travel time of eight hours, state-run Global Times said, citing Wang Mengshu, a railway expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The undersea rail network, if realised, would run from Dalian, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province to Yantai, Shandong

Province in a mere 40 minutes, a remarkable improvement from the current six-hour trip.


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