Test section of Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway ready for trial operation | So Good News
Workers check the power system in a trial section of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway in Bandung, Indonesia, Nov. 5, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
The test section of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway in Indonesia, a landmark project under China’s proposed Belt and Road Initiative, is ready for a trial run of the Electric Multiple Units (EMU) system after the successful installation and commissioning of its traction substation and other equipment, China reported on Saturday Media Group Sunday.
The test section, 14 kilometers long, is located between Tegalluar Station and Casting Yard No 4, and the trial operation of the EMU system is expected to be carried out in mid-November.
The high-speed rail’s electricity system is designed in accordance with China’s technological standards, with key equipment all manufactured by Chinese enterprises.
Constructed using Chinese technology, the 142km long Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway will shorten the journey between Jakarta and Bandung, the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province, from more than three hours to around 40 minutes, at a designated speed of 350 kilometers in class.