President Joko Widodo and President Xi Jinping are actually scheduled to try the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train (KCJB) during the dynamic test on November 16. However, because it coincides with the G20, the two leaders will watch it online.
KCIC management has prepared a way so that the trial can still be witnessed by the two Heads of State during the G20 Summit which took place in Bali.
“Regarding the dynamic test at the upcoming G20 Showcase, the dynamic test process will be witnessed via teleconference by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping from Bali,” said KCIC Corporate Secretary Rahadian Ratry.
Preparation for internal dynamic tests was carried out by KCIC on November 6, 2022. A few days ago the Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) and Comprehensive Inspection Train (CIT) as well as railway facilities were installed and reported to be functioning as expected.
Meanwhile, in Tegalluar, the installation of the electrical system for stations and depots has been declared complete. Likewise, the Upper Flow Electricity (LAA) installation will be used for the operational needs of KCJB at the G20 Showcase.
Turning to the track, the track laying activity from Depo Tegalluar to DK 127+134 has been completed for both directions. This path will be used for dynamic Test needs.
Rahadian said that currently, his party is just doing a series of gradual tests ranging from static to dynamic tests to measure the capabilities of the features in KCJB.
“Currently our focus is on conducting various tests in stages for the G20. Whether it’s testing the train features or railway facilities. Of course, we hope that everything will run smoothly without any problems,” he explained.
“So that gradually, preparations for preparations continue to be carried out so that the implementation of the dynamic test next week can run well,” he explained.
For information, the Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train (KCJB) is a fast train line that connects the capital city of Jakarta with the 4th largest city in Indonesia, namely Bandung, and is the first high-speed rail line in the Southeast Asia region.
KCJB is an iconic project as a result of pragmatic cooperation between China and Indonesia. After this project is completed, the travel time from Jakarta to Bandung will be shortened from 3 hours to 40 minutes. KCJB uses the most advanced high-speed rail system in China, which can be called the most advanced high-speed rail system in the world.