Ulaanbaatar Railbus

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The Ulaanbaatar Railbus is a rail-based public transit system in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.

Rail transport in Mongolia

Rail transport in Mongolia is an important means of travel in the landlocked country of Mongolia, which has relatively few paved roads. According to official statistics, rail transport carried 93% of Mongolian freight and 43% of passenger turnover in 2007. The Mongolian rail system employs 12,500 people. The national operator is UBTZ, traditionally also known as Mongolian Railway. This can be a source of confusion, since MTZ is a distinct company established in 2008. The Mongolian Railway College is located in Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolia Landlocked country in East Asia

Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state. It is sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, although only 37 kilometres (23 mi) separates them.

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Route

The rail route has one line, and starts at the west side of the capital at the Tolgoit Station, through the city centre to the east side of the city terminating at the Amgalan Station. There are a total of eight stations on the route. [1]

Station Coordinates
Tolgoit Station 47°54′31″N106°46′42″E / 47.908578°N 106.778456°E / 47.908578; 106.778456
Tavanshar Station 47°54′33″N106°48′33″E / 47.909101°N 106.809277°E / 47.909101; 106.809277
Bars-2 Station 47°54′32″N106°50′52″E / 47.908899°N 106.847663°E / 47.908899; 106.847663
Ulaanbaatar Train Station 47°54′31″N106°53′02″E / 47.908683°N 106.883917°E / 47.908683; 106.883917
Dundgol Station 47°54′27″N106°55′50″E / 47.907585°N 106.930521°E / 47.907585; 106.930521
Narantuul Station 47°54′27″N106°56′51″E / 47.907462°N 106.947582°E / 47.907462; 106.947582
Ulaankhuaran Station 47°54′25″N106°58′13″E / 47.907043°N 106.970177°E / 47.907043; 106.970177
Amgalan Station 47°54′12″N107°00′52″E / 47.903341°N 107.014331°E / 47.903341; 107.014331

Rolling stock

Two Transmashholding PA-2 railbuses are operated on the route, the first trip was on 7 June 2014. The railbusses can reach a speed of 160 km/h (100 mph), [1] making the cross-city trip in 45-47 minute at an average speed of 100 km/h (60 mph). [2]

Transmashholding company

CJSC Transmashholding is the largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment in Russia and after merging with LocoTech service the fourth largest engineering company in the field of transport technology globally.

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References

  1. 1 2 Uchral, G. (19 June 2014). "Railbus: A time saver for Ulaanbaatar". UB Post . Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. "City Railbus in service from today". English News MN. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.