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Jakarta Post

Len Industri subsidiary completes airport train signaling system

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 29, 2017   /   01:18 pm
Len Industri subsidiary completes airport train signaling system This handout photograph shows the interior of an airport train built by state-owned PT Industri Kereta Api. The airport train will begin operating in early December. ( Hilmi)

PT Len Railway Systems, a subsidiary of state-owned PT Len Industri, had said it had completed the signaling system for the airport trains that will connect Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, to downtown Jakarta.

Len Industri president director Zakky Gamal Yasin said the subsidiary was responsible for preparing, manufacturing and installing the railway signaling system from Soekarno-Hatta Station to Batu Ceper, Tangerang.

“We won the contract for the project in February 2016,” Zakky said in a statement on Wednesday.

Zakky explained to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno during Tuesday's trial run of the airport train that the firm had completed several stages of the signaling system, including its design, systems integration, installation and systems tests.

He also said Len Industri currently held contracts for developing the operating systems of several urban transportation projects, including the Palembang light rail transit (LRT), the Greater Jakarta LRT, the Jakarta LRT and the Soekarno-Hatta Automated People Mover System, or skytrain.

The airport trains are scheduled to commence operations on Dec. 1, starting with 10 trains that have a combined carrying capacity of 33,000 passengers per day. The eastbound train has six cars and can transport 272 passengers. The train departs every 30 minutes from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a single trip taking 40 to 50 minutes. (bbn)