JAKARTA - The series of Electric Multiple Units (EMU) or trains for the Jakarta – Bandung High Speed Train (KCJB) project began to be sent from China to Indonesia, on Friday (5/8). It is targeted that in November 2022 or to coincide with the implementation of the G20 Presidency, KCJB has undergone a dynamic test.

“This project is a form of Indonesia-China friendship which is always discussed in meetings of the two countries. For that, let's support the KCJB project so that it can run well and sustainably," said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi while attending the EMU Manufacturing Completion activity for the Jakarta Bandung High Speed Train Project which was held online.

The Minister of Transportation explained that KCJB adopts high technology, namely Grade of Automation (GOA) Level 1, and has a slim design so that it can support the acceleration or speed of the train which can reach 350 km/hour. Later, KCJB will serve as many as 68 trips per day and stop at five stations.

“The travel time from Jakarta to Bandung only takes 36-45 minutes. Previously, it took approximately 2.5 hours to reach the destination," said the Minister of Transportation.

A total of 11 series of trains produced by CRRC Sifang, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China have been completed in early April this year. EMU and CIT which were sent to Indonesia today have completed static and dynamic tests at their production sites. (LM)