There Will Soon Be A Train To Take You From London To Tokyo


It’s official, guys. We’re living in 3017. 

The Russian government is in talks with Japan to create a train line that will connect London to Tokyo. The trains will travel across 8,400 miles and will run through Germany and Poland before entering Eastern Europe and then Russia.

Whilst Russia and Japan have actually not yet signed a formal peace agreement ending the Second World War, due to a dispute over the Kuril islands, this move to connect the countries to each other indicates a step towards more friendly grounds.

“We are seriously offering Japanese partners to consider the construction of a mixed road and railway passage from Hokkaido to southern part of Sakhalin,” said Russia’s first vice-premier Igor Shuvalov.

Described as a ‘bridge across history‘, the train route will consist of a 28-mile bridge across the Sea of Japan, costing £4 billion.

Throughout the journey, passengers will be able to admire the breath-taking scenery, made up of Siberian snow-capped mountains and other unbelievable sights of nature.

The current Trans-Siberian line ends in Vladivostok, a city in Russia, but the new proposal will see the train go east from the Russian mainland to the Pacific island of Sakhalin (a Russian Island, close to Japan).

From there, the train would travel to Hokkaido, where it would link with the Japanese rail network, making Tokyo much easier to reach.

Japan would become a ‘continental state,” Shuvalov declared.

Tokyo Skytree with Sakura.

The train would also be accessible from London, which means that famous Japanese attractions, such as the Tokyo Skytree and the Kinkaku-ji, will be easily available to see – all in one marvellously futuristic train ride.

The golden pavilion and red bridge at Nan Lian garden, Hong Kong, landmark

As we said, we’re living in 3017.

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