Tangerang, Banten (ANTARA News) - Development of rail track between Jakarta's Manggarai railway station and Soekarno Hatta airport is expected to be completed in 2017.

"We already coordinated with PT Railink. It is to be completed in February 2017," President director of the state owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II Budi Karya Sumadi said here on Wednesday.

PT Railink is a joint venture between PT Angkasa Pura II and state owned railway company, PT Kereta Api Indonesia.

PT Railink to revamp old track and build new track totaling 38.3 kilometers between the Manggarai railway station in Jakarta and the airport and operate the train.

Budi said the train would take 54 minutes between Manggarai and Soekarno Hatta airport and there would be departure of train every 15 minutes.

Everyday there would be 61 trips with a carrying capacity of 35,000 passangers.

Editor: Ade P Marboen
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