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Indonesia’s Chinese-funded railway line starts test runs

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Indonesia’s Chinese-funded railway line starts test runs

The route linking Jakarta to Bandung is offering free rides every day before it starts regular operations next monthTrains have a top speed of 350km/h, making it the fastest rail link in Southeast AsiaChina-Asean relationsCyril IpPublished: 7:45pm, 7 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

A Chinese-funded high-speed railway line in Indonesia started test runs on Thursday ahead of its commercial launch next month.

The train will cut the travel time for the 142km (88-mile) journey between the capital Jakarta and Bandung, the capital of West Java province, from three and a half hours to 40 minutes.

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Eight passenger trains are scheduled to run between Halim Station in Jakarta and Dekalur Station in Bandung every day this month, offering free rides for passengers before the service opens for real next month.

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