Railways of Mongolia
Mongolian railways belong to the Russian-Mongolian autonomous region «Ulan Bator railway». Railway transport accounts for almost 80% of freight and 30% of passenger traffic in the country. The volume of traffic decreased significantly as a result of the transformations in 1990. Previously, the country's railway system was an integral part of the railways of the USSR. The railway in Mongolia is one of the main economic industries. The state of the economy as a whole depends on its functioning. The state occupies a fairly large territory and has a small population. Therefore, the railway communication is poorly developed. There is only one passenger line across the country - from north to south. The train Moscow - Beijing also runs along it..
Condition of the Mongolian Railway
The performance of the rail system has been increased since 2005, when a change in operating technology took place. The country's railway network is formed by two lines that are not interconnected. The largest Mongolian railway is the Trans-Mongol one, which connects cities such as Ulan Bator, Sukhe-Bator, Zamyn-Uude. This road has an average length of 1108 km and several branches. The second road departs from the Solovievsk station and stretches to Bayantumen.
In Mongolia, there is also an international route Ulan Bator - Beijing, on which luxury trains run. Mongolia is currently developing a northern corridor - a road between China and Europe, as well as Russia. This project was approved in 2014. It includes such areas as the development of transit freight traffic through Mongolia, increasing the capacity of the railway.
The main and largest railway station in the country is the railway station of the capital - Ulan Bator. Here is the center of international and regional railway communication. This station is located in the eastern part of the city, on the Trans-Mongolian railway. You can view the train schedule and order tickets on the official resource of the Ulan Bator Railway (UBZhD) - www.ubtz.mn.
Conditions for passengers
Trains in Mongolia move slowly. For the carriage of passengers, heavily worn trains are used. In other countries, such trains have long been taken out of circulation. Ticket prices are low. For example, you can get from Ulan Bator to the border in a reserved seat for $ 9. Travelers are offered seats in shared carriages. Recently, a high-speed train was put into operation, which runs on the Ulan Bator - Darkhan line. A ticket for such a train is more expensive than a reserved seat. After the computerization of the system for selling railway tickets, you can buy a ticket at any station at the box office.