Ulaanbaatar-Zamin-Uud-Erlian passenger train service is to be restored. The train service, which has been at a standstill for three years will start from 31 August. The first train will depart from Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia that day and will reach Erlian Railway Station, China on 1 September.
The city of Erenhot, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is just 9 km from Zamyn Uud, in Dornogobi province in south‑eastern Mongolia, where the Mongolian government is building a free trade zone. Erenhot is the largest centre of rail and road links between China and Mongolia, and as such is a vital strategic location in cross‑border co‑operation between the two countries.
The parties are working to restore passenger train services on Ulaanbaatar-Hohhot and Ulaanbaatar-Beijing routes in the near future.