A train runs on the Ulanqab section of Zhangjiakou-Hohhot high speed railway in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua/Wang Zheng

Hohhot, China – A new high-speed railway line began operations in Inner Mongolia last Thursday. The line is 126 kilometres long and is the first for the autonomous region.

The journey takes passengers from Hohhot to Ulanqab, further to the east of the region, in 39 minutes. Ten trains running at 250 kph will be scheduled daily.
Eventually the railway will run all the way to Beijing, via Zhangjiakou where two new high-speed railways are currently under construction.
That new railway will link up several major cities and populated areas, reducing the travel time between Hohhot and Beijing to just three hours, down from nine hours at the moment.