kwackers wrote:brynpoeth wrote:Train travel is exceedingly safe for passengers, not much to bleat about
Try buying a train ticket to New York.
I've often wondered about the feasibility of the Bering Strait crossing - and what use it would be. Not much, I reckon. At present it's got no further than the conceptual stage - although according to Wiki the Chinese are interested.
So - going from Eurasia/Africa to the Americas by train? Not going to happen in my lifetime - nor in the lifetime of anyone on this forum, I reckon. One problem is that on the Russian side, the nearest railroad connection is "over 3200 Km" away. And not much better on the Alaskan side. That's a lot of railway-building!
And even if the railways do get built, and served by superfast trains (like those which span large parts of China)? Even so, how long would the journey from, say, London to NYC, take, "the long way around"?