Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway Conducts Successful Trial Operation

Source: Department of International Cooperation / Updated: 2022-11-18

On the evening of November 16 local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo jointly watched the trial operation of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway(JBHSR) by video in Bali. The JBHSR is the first high-speed railway both in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, with a total length of 142.3 kilometers, and a maximum design speed of 350 kph, which will shorten the travel time between Jakarta and Bandung from over three hours to 40 minutes. As a flagship project of practical cooperation between China and Indonesia in the new era, the JBHSR has filled many gaps in Indonesia's railway engineering and technology, and injected growth impetus into Indonesia's industrialization and urbanization, and is becoming a railway of happiness for Indonesia's economic and social development.