Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail adopts Chinese technology and Chinese standards

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway in Indonesia, undertaken by a Chinese company, adopts Chinese technology and Chinese standards. After completion, it will become the first high-speed railway in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway connects Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and Bandung, the fourth largest city, with a total length of 142 kilometers and a maximum design speed of 350 kilometers per hour. After completion and opening to traffic, the travel time from Jakarta to Bandung will be shortened from the currently more than 3 hours to 40 minutes, which is of great significance to boosting Indonesia’s economic and social development.

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway uses 50-meter steel rails produced in China. After the domestic rails are transported to the track-laying base, a full set of domestic equipment and advanced pulsation flash welding technology is used to weld the 50-meter rails into 500-meter-long rails, which are then transported to the construction site by long-gauge transport trains.

Jakarta Bandung high-speed rail

Jakarta Bandung high-speed rail

In June 2018, the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway was fully started. In November 2020, the No. 7 tunnel of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway was completed. On September 21, 2021, the last batch of 50-meter steel rails for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway arrived at Cilaja Port, Indonesia. So far, the 38,000 tons of steel rails needed for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway have taken 10 months to arrive in Indonesia in five batches, providing material guarantee for the subsequent track laying.

Jakarta Bandung high-speed rai trains

Jakarta Bandung high-speed rail trains

On June 21, 2022, the No. 2 tunnel of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway will be completed, marking the completion of all 13 tunnels on the entire Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway. On July 1, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed ​​Railway officially launched the ballasted track laying work on the main line, marking that the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway has fully shifted from offline construction to online construction. On September 1, the high-speed EMUs and comprehensive inspection trains exported by China for the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway arrived at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta. This is the first batch of high-speed trains delivered to Indonesia for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project, marking another important milestone in the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail.

high-speed rail

high-speed rail

On October 16, the task of erecting box girders on the entire Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line was successfully completed, and the track-laying channel was fully opened, laying a solid foundation for its completion and opening to traffic in June 2023.