Other articles (See HERE) suggest this has been talked about and planned for quite a while ago.
Plans for a new high-speed transport corridor that could potentially link London and New York by rail and superhighway have been unveiled.
The idea, dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TERP), would see a high speed railway and motorway built from Eastern Europe, across Siberia and over the Bering Strait to Alaska.
Vladimir Yakunin, the head of Russia’s state railways, told a meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences that the project could link existing networks and supercharge global economic growth.
It would also feature oil and gas pipelines to connect Russia’s petro-industries more directly to the rest of the world.
“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project. It should be an alternative to the current model, which has caused a systemic crisis. The project should be turned into a world ‘future zone’, and it must be based on leading, not catching, technologies,” he said, according to the Siberian Times newspaper.
Full article: Russia unveils plans for high speed railway and superhighway to connect Europe and America (The Independent)