London to Beijing? Board the next train at St Pancras in 2020
China is spending £480 billion to expand its domestic railway network which will include links to Europe that will see 19,000 miles of new railways across China, and eventually trains travelling to Kings Cross.
Under the scheme travellers from Beijing will be able to board high-speed trains going through Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France and then London.
According to the Chinese chief engineer Mr Wang Mengsu, travellers from London will be able to take high speed trains to Singapore, which will take three days, with another route taking travellers to Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.
The total journey from London to Beijing is estimated to be two days, with a total of 5,070 miles; with the Chinese expecting trains to be as fast as planes.
The plans to complete the project which will connect around 17 countries, is ten years, which will also allow China to transport raw materials more efficiently.