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Airport train resumes operation following landslide

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, February 9, 2018 | 12:16 pm
Airport train resumes operation following landslide Workers check equipment of the new airport train at the Manggarai train depot in South Jakarta on Nov. 24, 2017. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Trains are running again between Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and central Jakarta after the new railway service had been being temporarily halted because of a landslide on Jl. Perimeter Selatan, which lies on the route.

PT Kereta Api Indonesia’s technical team and independent consultants have conducted an operational test, which showed that the track can safely be operated with temporary speed limits.

“Tests conducted today by independent consultants show that the track is safe for the airport trains to operate,” said PT Railink president director Heru Kuswanto in a written statement on Thursday.

The railway service resumed operation with a train departing from Sudirman Baru Station in Central Jakarta for Soekarno-Hatta Airport Station in Tangerang, Banten, at 7:51 p.m. on Thursday, while a train in the opposite direction departed at 8:40 p.m.

The operation will proceed according to schedule, as the speed limit only applies to a stretch of 100 meters near the site of the landslide.

“It will not affect traveling time,” said Heru. (nmn)

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