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China-Mongolia passenger train resumes operation

2023-08-31 (


The China-Mongolia international passenger train, numbered 686 (22), arrives at Ereenhot, China, on Aug 30. [Photo provided to]

The international passenger train running between China and Mongolia, suspended due to COVID-19 prevention and control measures, has officially resumed operation.

The China-Mongolia international passenger train, numbered 686 (22), departing from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to Ereenhot, China, arrived smoothly at Ereenhot station on the morning of Aug 30, according to China Railway Hohhot Bureau Group Co.

Starting from Aug 31, travelers can easily commute between Ulaanbaatar and Ereenhot with the China-Mongolia passenger train. This train will run every Sunday and Thursday from Ulaanbaatar, and every Monday and Friday from Ereenhot, providing convenient traveling options for passengers in both directions.


A staff member of the Ereenhot Station receives the arrival of the China-Mongolia international passenger train. [Photo provided to]

In the future, the railway departments of the two countries will also temporarily increase train services according to passenger flow to facilitate travel between the two countries.

The resumption of the international passenger train aligns with the travel and business needs between the two sides.

In 2023, China and Mongolia will host several major international economic and trade events, including the China-Mongolia Expo and the China (Ereenhot) International Investment and Trade Fair in September.

2023 is also the Mongolia Tourism Year, and it is expected that there will be a significant increase in tourist flow between China and Mongolia.


Staff members of the Ereenhot Station check tickets of inbound passengers. [Photo provided to]