August 03, 2017

China opens Inner Mongolian high-speed line

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THE autonomous region of Inner Mongolia joined China’s high-speed network on August 3 with the opening of the 126km Hohhot - Ulanqab section of the 287km Hohhot - Zhangjiakou high-speed line.

In the initial phase of operations China Railway Corporation (CRC) is running five return services a day between Hohhot East and Ulanqab with trains operating at speeds of up to 250km/h, offering a journey time of 39 minutes.

The remainder of the line from Ulanqab to Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei province is due to open in 2018.

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