Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Railway to link new Soekarno-Hatta terminal to Jakarta

A new terminal at Jakarta’s main airport will be the first to be linked to the city by a railway system, Transport Minister Jusman Syafei Djamal said on Friday, The Jakarta Globe reported.
The new terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will be the first of the airport’s three terminals to be linked directly to the center of Jakarta, Djamal said, adding terminals one and two will be connected to the rail line in the future.
The train’s route will pass though Pantai Indah Kapuk to Tanah Abang and return to the airport from the Manggarai Station in South Jakarta.
Djamal said that the railway directorate general at the Ministry of Transportation is currently conducting a tender to choose which consortium would be awarded the construction project.
Sugiadi Waluyo, director of railway transportation at the ministry, said construction of the airport train will likely commence during the third quarter of this year.

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