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Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway reaches 350 km/h during joint commissioning and testing

2023-06-25 | Belt and Road Portal


On June 22, 2023, the comprehensive inspection train (CIT) of Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) reached 350 km/h for the first time during the joint commissioning and testing, marking that the Jakarta-Bandung HSR has reached the design speed and achieved the stage goal of the joint commissioning and testing. 

The incremental speed tests have been conducted since the start of joint commissioning and testing on May 22 led by China Railway International Co., Ltd. with China Railway Beijing Bureau Group Co., LTD., and China Academy of Railway Sciences Group Co., Ltd. The CIT gradually increased its speed from 180 km per hour to the design speed of 350 km per hour, fully validating the functionality and performance of various systems of the railway, including track, power supply, overhead catenary system, communication, signaling, and early warning monitoring, which provide strong support for subsequent operation trials and opening for service.

The speed of the test drives needs to be increased to 110 percent of the line's design speed, which is 385 km per hour, in accordance with the requirements of the joint testing and commissioning outline.

Personnel from China and Indonesia have closely collaborated in order to prepare for the official commencement of operation since the end of February this year. The Chinese side has provided professional training to Indonesian students in high-speed rail operation positions, including train drivers, train mechanics, and operation control center dispatchers to provide talent and technical support for the high-quality opening of the railway.

Connecting Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and Bandung, a famous tourist city, the Jakarta-Bandung HSR, with a total length of 142.3 kilometers, is a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and practical cooperation between China and Indonesia. It is also the first time for China's high-speed railway to be built overseas with the whole system, all elements and the whole industrial chain, using Chinese technology and Chinese standards. When the project is completed, the travel time between Jakarta and Bandung will be reduced from over three hours now to 40 minutes.


Translated by Zhao Shengbo