Indonesia 720 km in the north of Java was signed by the Ministry of Transport and Japan International Cooperation Agency two years later for the Java North Line Development Project for the implementation of the railway line between Jakarta - Surabaya. Preparations for the project were initiated by JICA earlier this year and 2020 needs to be completed by the end of May.
Within the scope of the project, the existing narrow line will be expanded to allow 160 km / h operation and will be modernized by eliminating new alignment and all level transitions built in urban areas.
According to the 24 September agreement, the project will be carried out in two phases: 436 km from Jakarta to Semarang, 2024 km from Semarang to Surabaya from 284.
Journey Time Will Reduce
According to the Ministry of Transport, the completion of the project will reduce the journey time to one and a half hours. It is estimated that approximately 5 million people travel between cities each year, and the Technology Assessment and Implementation Agency predicts that at least% 8 of air passengers will cross the railroad.