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Jakarta Post

Four MRT trains arrive in Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 20, 2018   /   04:53 pm
Four MRT trains arrive in Jakarta Maintenance work is being done on an MRT train in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, on April 26. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Four trains for the Jakarta MRT have arrived in the capital from Toyohashi, Japan.

The trains, each of which comprises six cars, are being transported from Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta to the MRT Jakarta depot in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, starting on Sunday, with the final delivery expected to be made on Aug. 27, according to a press release from PT MRT Jakarta.

Produced by Nippon Sharyo, the trains arrived in Jakarta on Saturday. Two trains that previously arrived are currently being used for system acceptance tests (SAT).

MRT Jakarta plans to purchase a total of 16 trains, 14 of which will be used daily while the other two will be set aside as backup.

The remaining trains are scheduled to arrive in Jakarta in November.

MRT is set to start a trial run in December before becoming fully operational in March 2019, MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar has said.

The 15.7-kilometer phase one of the MRT from Lebak Bulus to the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta is expected to start operating in March 2019.

Phase two, which is 8.3 km long, will run from the HI traffic circle to Kampung Bandan in North Jakarta. (bbn)