Indonesian President takes first Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train at 350 km/h
- The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail link connects Indonesia's capital Jakarta with its fourth-largest city Bandung
- Indonesians can use more public transport and take the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail to ease the traffic pressure between Jakarta and Bandung
On September 13, 2023, Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the Jakarto-Bandung high-speed railway, a China-Indonesia cooperation project, and took a high-speed train from Halim Station in Jakarta to Padalarang Station in West Java province. He appreciated the painstaking efforts made by railway builders of the two countries.
At Halim high-speed Railway Station, Joko inspected the construction of the station, and listened to the person in charge of China Railway International Co., LTD and Indonesia China High-speed Railway Co., LTD., on the overall construction and operation preparation of the Jakarto-Bandung high-speed railway project.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) checks into the Jahalim station of the Jakartabandung high-speed Rail on September 13, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian President Joko Widodo poses for a photo with the Jakartabandung high-speed train at Halim Station on September 13, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Joko said that with the joint efforts of all parties involved in the construction, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail will officially operate commercially in early October. It was his first time riding the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train and he felt smooth and comfortable when the train ran at 350 km/h. He hopes Indonesians will use more public transport and take the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail to ease the traffic pressure between Jakarta and Bandung.
On September 13, 2023, Indonesian President Joko Widodo rode the Jakartabandung high-speed train.
It is reported that this is Joko's fourth visit to the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project in his second term. Connecting Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and Bandung, the fourth largest city in Indonesia, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway is 142 kilometers long and has a designed maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour. It is the first time that China's high-speed railway has launched its entire system, all elements and all industrial chains overseas. Editor/GaoLiMei
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