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    Mongolian heavy haul coal railway opens

    2022-09-15T14:23:00Z

    MONGOLIA: President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh has officially opened the 234 km heavy haul railway connecting the Tavan Tolgoi coal deposits in the Gobi desert to an inland port at Gashuun Sukhait close to the Chinese border. The opening ceremony was held at on September 9, when the ...

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    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia

    2022-08-25T05:00:00Z

    ASIA: An Asian Development Bank assessment of the state of railways in the 11 countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Programme has set out six reforms that ADB believes are needed to make rail more efficient and financially sustainable. The CAREC area covers Afghanistan, ...

  • Railway under construction to link the Tavan Tolgoi coking coal mines with Gashuun Sukhait on the border with China.
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    Tetra communications deployed on Gobi desert railway

    2022-06-30T05:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Teltronic has deployed a Tetra communications network for the 240 route-km heavy haul railway which is under construction to link the Tavan Tolgoi coking coal mines with Gashuun Sukhait on the border with China. The Spanish company has installed a complete communications system based on ...

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    Mongolia: Gobi coal exports poised to switch to rail

    2022-06-28T09:30:00Z

    Despite significant delays caused by the pandemic and a challenging local climate, commissioning of the infrastructure for Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait Railway is due to start next quarter. The country’s largest current railway construction project will see exports from one of the world’s largest coking coal mines transfer from road to rail.

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    Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia

    2021-09-17T12:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: National operator Ulaanbaatar Railway has begun developing its first children’s railway, where school pupils will be able to gain experience of railway operations. The 2·1 km circular line is being built in the northern city in Darkhan under a project being ...

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    EMD locomotives ordered for Mongolian coal railway

    2021-03-16T12:17:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded Progress Rail a contract to supply 16 EMD SD70ACeLW locomotives for use on the future Tavan Tolgoi – Gashuun Sukhait railway. The 1 520 mm gauge locomotives will be powered by 16-cylinder EMD 710 Series engines rated at ...

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    UWC to supply first 25 tonne axleload wagons to Mongolia

    2021-01-11T11:41:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Financing company Bodi International has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 810 high capacity open wagons which will be used to carry coal from the Tavan Tolgoi deposit in southern Mongolia for export to China. The Russian manufacturer said these would be the first ...

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    Ulaanbaatar’s yurt settlements to be served by cable car

    2020-11-09T06:24:00Z

    MONGOLIA: A consortium of French aerial transport specialist Poma and rail consultancy Egis is to build an urban cable car route in Ulaanbaatar.

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    TMH locomotives arrive in Mongolia

    2020-10-29T05:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Ulaanbaatar Railway took delivery of two more TEM18DM diesel shunting locomotives from Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant on October 22. Under a contract signed in 2019, Bryansk is due to supply 10 TEM18DMs and 14 2TE25KM two-section diesel locomotives for main line freight services. All are ...

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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030

    2020-03-10T06:01:00Z

    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport & Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    Tavan Tolgoi coal line accord signed

    2019-12-04T10:49:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International is to provide technical assistance for the development of a 414 km rail link into the Tavan Tolgoi coalfield, following the signing of a co-operation agreement in Ulaanbaatar on December 3.

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    Mongolia’s Northern Railways signs EPC agreement

    2019-05-03T09:22:39Z

    MONGOLIA: The Northern Railways subsidiary of coking coal mine project developer Aspire Mining Ltd has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the proposed 547 km Erdenet – Ovoot railway with a joint venture of China Gezhouba International Engineering Co and China Railway 20 Group Corp. The agreement was ...

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    Mongolian railway draft feasibility study completed

    2018-04-10T08:18:37Z

    MONGOLIA: A draft feasibility study for the 549 km Erdenet to Ovoot Railway Project has been delivered to mine development company Aspire Mining Ltd by China Gezhouba Group International Ltd. Apire said its Northern Railways subsidiary which is promoting the multi-user railway project would now review, assess and provide feedback ...

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    Northern Rail Corridor feasibility study

    2017-11-18T07:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Aspire Mining subsidiary Northern Railways has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Gezhouba Group International to undertake a bankable second-stage feasibility study for the planned Northern Rail Corridor. The proposed mixed traffic line would run from Erdenet to serve coal reserves at Nurstell and Ovoot. A decision ...

  • China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd has entered into a non-binding agreement to co-operate with Aspire Mining subsidiary Northern Railways to plan and source financing for the proposed 549 km Erdenet – Ovoot line.
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    Mongolian coal railway co-operation agreement

    2017-06-07T08:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd has entered into a non-binding agreement to co-operate with Aspire Mining subsidiary Northern Railways to plan and source financing for the proposed 549 km Erdenet – Ovoot line. The proposed multi-user railway would enable Aspire to exploit the second largest coking coal reserves in ...

  • Parliamentary Speaker Zandakhuu Enkhbold has officially opened a rail connection to the Tumurtei iron ore mine.
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    Mongolian iron ore line opened

    2016-04-27T05:00:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Parliamentary Speaker Zandakhuu Enkhbold has officially opened a 33·4 km rail connection to the Tumurtei iron ore mine development, which is around 200 km north of Ulaanbaatar. The line will be used to transport ore to the Darkhan Metallurgical Plant, with traffic expected to grow from an initial 1 ...

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    Northern coal railway concession approved

    2015-08-12T15:58:00Z

    MONGOLIA: The government has approved proposals for the Northern Railways infrastructure subsidiary of Aspire Mining to develop the 547 km Erdenet – Ovoot under a 35-year Build Operate Transfer concession. On August 10 the government authorised its Investment Agency to execute the concession agreement with NR, paving the way for ...

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    Northern Mongolian Rail Corridor agreement signed

    2014-11-11T10:44:00Z

    MONGOLIA: The Northern Railways rail infrastructure subsidiary of Aspire Mining has signed an engineering, procurement and construction framework agreement with China Railway 20 Bureau Group covering Phase 1 of the Northern Mongolian Rail Corridor. This follows parliament’s approval of the government’s national rail policy in October. Phase 1 of ...

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    Mongolian parliament backs rail expansion

    2014-10-28T15:05:00Z

    MONGOLIA: Parliament approved the government’s national rail policy on October 24. This sets out plans for the expansion of the network, and grants the government powers to call tenders and negotiate a build-operate-transfer concession for the planned Northern Rail Line. The 1 520 mm gauge multi-user mixed traffic Northern ...

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    Ulaanbaatar Railway modernisation strategy

    2014-09-04T11:35:00Z

    MONGOLIA: An agreement outlining a strategic partnership for the development of Ulaanbaatar Railway was signed by the Minister of Roads & Transportation Amarjargal Gansukh and Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin on September 3. By March 1 2015, the ministry and RZD are to agree to terms of reference and ...