Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway opens to traffic in Indonesia

Updated: September 07,2023


Karawang Station, a station along the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway, built by POWERCHINA, opened to traffic on Sept 7, officially bringing Indonesia into the era of high-speed rail and marking a major achievement for China and Indonesia in the construction of the Belt and Road.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway is not only the first high-speed railway in Indonesia but all of Southeast Asia.

The railway, which has a total length of 142.3 kilometers and a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour, connects Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, with the tourist city of Bandung via seven cities and counties.

The railway also marks the first time that China's high-speed railway has adopted Chinese technology and Chinese standards on an overseas construction project in every facet of construction and operation.

Since the commencement of construction, POWERCHINA has overcome challenges such as complex geological conditions and other construction difficulties to successfully complete the project with high quality and efficiency.

Furthermore, throughout the construction process, POWERCHINA has prioritized ecological and environmental protection as well asactively integrated into the local community to fulfill their social responsibilities, making positive contributions to the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway is expected togreatly improve local transportation conditions, stimulate commercial development, and boost the tourism industry, providing new impetus for regional economic and social development.