posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 04:43 AM
This is an interesting idea, but there are a few things you should consider.
Firstly, Geology. Take a look at London, UK. There are very few subway tunnels in the area south of the river, generally the south of London is
covered more by aboveground rail, with stations along the riverline especially acting as hubs connecting the two, like Charing Cross, etc. The reason
for this is that the ground south of the river is unsuitable for subway building. I doubt that's because it was too challenging for subway builders -
the Northern Line under the city is ridiculously deep in places, takes forever to get down to the platforms.
No matter how sophisticated your technology, therefore, you are limited by the basic geology of your terrain.
Secondly, also geological, you have other issues such as fault lines. Especially active areas would be incredibly challenging to build a resilient
If this is something you wish to research, my suggestion would be to make friends with a civil engineer and a geologist, and then ask a series of
If you're looking to discover something, the best way is to start from a position of attempting to design such a system yourself. Say you had the
resources and the power necessary to build a secret tunnel or subway system. First question to ask yourself - why would you build it? What advantages
would you accrue by being in possession of a secret subway system? Would you be a government or private entity or mixture of both? Would you logically
be able to justify building such a system based on any given mindset?
Secondly, consider where you would build it, and again, why. What are you transporting, and why does it need to be private or hidden? Is the terrain
amenable to such creations?
Thirdly, consider how it would be built. Consider the resources necessary, maintenance, secret contracted workers (or alternately, a routine
assassination plan), Consider the planning and engineering skills needed to create and maintain a system like this, and again, do you have access to
them as whatever entity you are?
Once you've figured that stuff out, you're on your way to figuring out if those things exist, because ideally, by asking yourself these questions,
you'll come up with avenues where to look.
For example, if I wanted to do this, I'd import the workers, ideally illegally. If I had total control over workers, including them not knowing where
they really were or being able to tell anyone locally about it, that would go a long way to secrecy without too many risks. E.g. I import a few
hundred workers from rural china or india. I pay them what to me would be peanuts, but to them would be decent money for a few months work and then
keeping my mouth shut when I go home. Even if someone did talk, they'd be in a place where nobody would care or listen, and far far far from where
the tunnels were, with no actual knowledge of where they'd been. That seems the most practical solution (vs. murdering workers afterwards) but there
may be others.
Hope this helps, good luck in your quest.