JAKARTA, May 23 (NNN-ANTARA) – The joint commissioning and testing of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) started yesterday, marking a milestone in the construction of the railway project.
The joint commissioning and testing is conducted prior to the opening of the high-speed railway, to ensure safe and smooth operation of the trainsets.
By conducting dynamic testing, using a comprehensive inspection train, on the newly constructed high-speed railway, the performance of various systems, such as tracks, power supply, overhead catenary system, communication, signalling, and early warning monitoring are tested and verified.
Currently, all civil engineering works, such as roadbeds, bridges, culverts, and tunnels have been completed. Preparations for operation are being carried out in an orderly manner.
After the completion of the joint commissioning and testing, further running trials and safety assessments will be conducted, before the official commencement of operation.
The high-speed line, a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, connects Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta and another major city, Bandung.
With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the railway, spanning 142.3 km, will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung from over three hours to around 40 minutes.– NNN-ANTARA