Jakarta, September 12, 2023 – Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation has officially confirmed that the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train (KCJB) will be inaugurated and begin operations on October 1, 2023. This announcement came after the ministry conducted rigorous testing to ensure the safety and reliability of the high-speed rail system.

The Ministry of Transportation emphasized the paramount importance of safety during the testing phase, focusing on both infrastructure and equipment aspects. Ensuring the safety of passengers is a non-negotiable priority.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Transportation, Novie Riyanto, reaffirmed that the certification and operational permits for the high-speed train are progressing smoothly, aligning with the established schedule.

As part of the preparations for the KCJB’s operations, several accessibility enhancements are being implemented. These include road construction projects to facilitate access to various train stations along the route:

  1. Halim Station: Development of access roads on Jl. DI. Panjaitan (phases I and II), road access within the Halim Station area, and the construction of the Tol Halim exit at 1+842 km along with its connecting roads.
  2. Karawang Station, West Java: Infrastructure development covering THK Road access, access at Km.42+00, and road access within the station area.
  3. Padalarang Station, West Java (intermediate station between Halim and Bandung Stations): Infrastructure projects encompass station entrance and toll access, county road construction for the Gedonglima and Panaris sections, the construction of a provincial road for the Padalarang-Cisarua stretch, the Padalarang national road, and plans for road access from Kota Baru Parahyangan.
  4. Tegalluar Station, West Java (end station): Infrastructure development includes access at Km 151, the Tegalluar dropzone, access from Cimekar Station to KCJB Tegalluar Station, and the Cibiru Bandung Bridge.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train (KCJB) represents Indonesia and Southeast Asia’s first high-speed train service, capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour. The railway line spans 142.3 kilometers and features 13 tunnels. KCJB will serve four stations: Halim, Karawang, Padalarang, and Tegalluar.

To enhance connectivity, KCJB will be integrated with the Jabodebek LRT, KA Feeder (feeder train services), Bandung Raya Commuter Line, Bus Rapid Transit, shuttle services, and taxis. The high-speed train is expected to revolutionize transportation between Jakarta and Bandung, significantly reducing travel times and improving regional connectivity.