Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A total of 30 thousand tons of coal has been transported by freight trains in a route from Ulaanbaatar to Baganuur district. The freight trains were assembled by Mongolians engineers.
Last June, the Minister of Road and Transport Development commissioned the train assembling workshop as well as the newly-assembled trains in cooperation with Ulaanbaatar Railway Joint Venture Company and private entities. As of today, the workshop has assembled a total of five freight trains and two platform trains, and they already put into transport use. Since June 2016, the domestically-assembled trains have transported 30 thousand tons of coal via the Ulaanbaatar-Baganuur route.
The workshop plans to assemble 20 units of semi-platform trains, five platform-trains in this year. By preliminary specifications, the trains assembled by Mongolian engineers have the maximum freight capacity of 72 tons, the storage volume is 88 cubic meters and they speed up to 120 kilometers per hour.
In regard of the quality, the lifespan of trains imported from Russia and China ranges from 20 to 25 years, while the trains assembled in Mongolia could be used for 30-32 years. If the investment issue is tackled, Mongolia will have possibility to assemble 80 freight trains a year.