Home> In Focus>Specials>China Brand Day>Headlines

China Completes Delivery of Trains for Indonesia's High-Speed Railway

Xinhua| Updated: May 09, 2023


This photo taken on Aug 18, 2022 shows a high-speed electric passenger train, customized for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, being loaded on a vessel in Qingdao Port of East China's Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU -- The delivery of all trains for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway has been completed with the loading of the last three sets of bullet trains at Qingdao Port in east China for shipment to Indonesia, according to the Chinese shipping operator.

The COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Co Ltd, headquartered in Guangzhou, said on Saturday that the high-speed electric multiple units (EMUs) include 11 trains and one train for comprehensive railway testing. The company developed a customized solution for the delivery of the trains, which were shipped in batches beginning in August 2022.

The high-speed railway line is a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), connecting Indonesia's capital Jakarta and another major city Bandung. With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the railway will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung from over three hours to around 40 minutes.