High speed trail between Hohhot east and Ulanqab open on August 3, 2017 which marks the first high speed trail in Inner Mongolia. The new railway shorts about half an hour from Baotou to Ulanqab than in the past. Baotou Daily reports on August 3.
As the new routine open, D6968 and D6970 bullet trains will added, and there will be five CRH trains run from Baotou to Ulanqab.
The first railway covering a route of 130km, the speed at design will be 250km/h. In the future, it will only takes 4 hours from Baotou to Beijing.