The wide gauge cargo train dispatches from Erenhot, North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Ulan Bator in Mongolia. Photo: CFP
A wide gauge railway cargo train dispatched on
Wednesday from Erenhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to
Ulan Bator of neighboring Mongolia, the first wide gauge railway train between
two countries, CCTV reported on Thursday.
China’s domestic railway gauge is 1,435 millimeters
and the gauge of Mongolian and European railways is 1,520 millimeters. Cross
border cargo from China used to be unloaded and re-loaded on wide gauge trains
at dispatching ports.
The launch of wide gauge trains will increase the
efficiency of cargo transport between China and Mongolia, shortening transport
time by as much as 30%.