Ulaanbaatar Metro

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Ulaanbaatar Metro
Ulaanbaatar Subway Logo.png
Native name Улаанбаатар метро
Locale Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Transit type Metro
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 14
Operation will start 2020 (originally planned)
System length 17.7 km (11.0 mi)
System map
Map of planned Ulaanbaatar metro

Ulaanbaatar Metro (Mongolian: Улаанбаатар метро) is a rapid transit system in the planning stages in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ulaan Baatar Metro project was approved in 2012,[clarification needed] and construction was originally planned to be completed by 2020.[1][2]


The exact date of the initial studies on the project is unknown. Serious planning began in the early 2000s, when the city's population surpassed one million.

As of 2010, the population of Ulaanbaatar was 1,240,037 inhabitants[3] and is increasing by nearly 100,000 people a year. The transport problem is exacerbated by the harsh climate and long winters. Traffic movement is difficult because of congestion, and the air is heavily polluted by exhaust fumes.[citation needed]

The decision was taken at the end of 2011.[4][5][citation needed]

The project is planned to be financed by loans, by Japanese and other international capital. It is as of 2015 postponed some years[6]

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