Soekarno Hatta airport railway to be operational in 2015

The airport railway will have 10 trains or 60 carriages, and state-owned railway manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) will cooperate with German locomotive maker, Bombardier Transportation AG, which will provide engine components.
Medan, North Sumatra (ANTARA News)- Railway company PT.Railink said railway link between Jakarta`s Manggarai station and Soekarno Hatta airport will be operational in 2015.

The airport railway will have 10 trains or 60 carriages, M.N.Fadhila, the Railink president said.

State-owned railway manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) will cooperate with German locomotive maker, Bombardier Transportation AG, which will provide engine components, Fadhila said here on Wednesday.

Fadhila was in Medan to attend a ceremony marking the operation of new railway locomotives ordered by Railink from South Korea to serve the route between Medan and the new airport Kualanamu built to replace the old Polonia airport of Medan.

In producing electric trains, INKA has always imported engine components, he said.

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

"Kualanamu railway is Railink`s first airport railway project," he said.

INKA president Agus H Purnomo has said the 10 trains of 60 carriages of the the Soekarno-Hatta airport railway project would cost around Rp800 billion.(*)

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