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Skytrain to connect terminals at Soekarno-Hatta airport

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 8, 2017   /  04:38 pm
Skytrain to connect terminals at Soekarno-Hatta airport Illustration of a driverless train (File/Courtesy of PT Angkasa Pura II)

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, will be equipped with a driverless train connecting its three terminals. Operation of the so-called skytrain is expected to commence in June.

Initially, two train cars with a capacity of 176 people will connect Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, according to state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Putra II (AP II).

“Meanwhile, in August, the skytrain will be fully operational, with three trains with a capacity of 528 people connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3,” AP II president director Muhammad Awaluddin said in its press statement on Wednesday.

He added that the headway of the skytrain would be 5 minutes, with 7 minutes needed to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.

Passengers could access the schedule for skytrain arrivals on their smartphones through the Indonesia Airport application, he added.

“As Soekarno-Hatta will be turned into a transit airport, the skytrain [is important to] help passengers move easily between Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3,” he said, adding that the train would move at 60 kilometers per hour and would be equipped with automated guideway transit (AGT) technology.

(Read also: Useful tips for traveling on trains in Indonesia)

Investment for the project is estimated at Rp 950 billion (US$71.25 million), which includes the construction of infrastructure and the procurement of moving stock.

The skytrain itself is built by state-owned company PT LEN in cooperation with Woojin from South Korea, while the infrastructure will be handled by state-owned construction company PT Wijaya Karya Tbk and PT Indulexco. (bbn)

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