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Soekarno-Hatta airport skytrain to begin operations soon

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, September 14, 2017 | 07:54 pm
Soekarno-Hatta airport skytrain to begin operations soon Workers uncover a skytrain, or automated people-mover system (APMS), at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (Antara/Muhammad Iqbal)

The skytrain, or automated people-mover system (APMS), at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is ready to being operations on Sunday, with tests showing that the train has a capacity of 175 passengers.

During the load testing on Thursday, the rolling stock engineers of state-owned company PT LEN, the developer of the train, placed 20 water tanks weighing 22 tons inside the train.

“The tanks resemble 175 passengers […] There is no problem with the test, so it is ready to operate on Sept. 17,” Hilmiawan, the leading rolling stock engineer, said, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Also on Thursday, the driverless train obtained certification from the Railway Directorate General of the Transportation Ministry, stating it was safe to operate.

The branch communication manager of airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, Dewandono Prasetyo Nugroho, said the ministry would issue a certificate for the train’s facilities on Saturday.

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumardi and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno are set to attend the ceremony to kick off operations.

The train will launch on a limited section of the track to connect Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 in the first phase of operations, before connecting all three terminals in November. (cal)

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