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Jakarta Post

KAI: Airport train ready in 2013

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 9 2011   /  10:16 am

State railway operator PT KAI is optimistic that a railway line linking Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will be operational by the end of 2013.

KAI president director Ignasius Jonan said the Rp 2.25 trillion (US$250 million) project would utilize an existing commuter railway line in Tangerang that connects to the downtown commuter line.

“We will construct a 7-kilometer section of track to connect the commuter line stations in Tangerang and the airport,” Jonan said during a press conference in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

KAI plans to use a siding system for the airport railway track. A siding is a track section connected to a main line that allows for faster trains to overtake slower services, he said.

The company had hired a consultant to carry out a feasibility study for the project, and the results were expected be ready in the...