The high-speed bullet trains manufactured in China and destined for the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) in Indonesia began rolling off the production line in Qingdao, which is located in the Shandong Province of East China. The train has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour (km/h) and is the first high-speed bullet train to be exported from China.
The Jakarta–Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR) is the world's first high-speed railway project to be initiated outside of China and to make complete use of Chinese technology, standards, and equipment.
According to analysts and industry insiders, it is a historic project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which provides a positive example for Southeast Asian countries, which are potential customers of China's bullet trains and rail networks.
According to a statement that China Railway, eleven pairs of high-speed electric multiple units (EMUs) and one set of comprehensive testing bullet railcars will be shipped to Indonesia very soon. This will lay a solid foundation for the completion of the Jakarta-Bandung HSR as scheduled and with high quality.
According to reports from the Xinhua News Agency, the construction of the railway is anticipated to be finished in June of 2023. The trip time between Jakarta and Bandung, which is the capital of Indonesia's West Java state, will be reduced from more than three hours to approximately forty minutes thanks to the designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour.
The high-speed EMU and comprehensive test train that rolled off the production line were developed with the advanced and mature technology of the Chinese standard Fuxing EMU at 350 km/h, and they were adapted to the local operating environment in Indonesia.
The EMU that is utilized on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail project utilizes sophisticated sensing technology and is outfitted with earthquake monitoring and early warning systems. All important systems can be monitored and evaluated in real-time thanks to the more than 2,500 detection sites that are spread out over the entirety of the train. The EMU utilizes a high-grade corrosion-resistant design and cutting-edge protection technology, making it more resistant to salt spray and ultraviolet radiation. In addition, the corrosion-resistant design is of the highest possible standard.
The slope of thirty degrees is not an obstacle to the train's ability to get off to a safe start. The train utilizes a technology that is capable of regenerating energy from the braking system, making it a more energy-efficient and carbon-efficient mode of transportation.
According to China Railway, the EMU that will be used on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway will have the capacity to transport 601 passengers and will be comprised of one first-class car, one dining car, and six second-class cars.
Fire and smoke detection systems are made more intelligent by the use of smart technologies. According to CRRC SRI, the self-learning fire detector is able to undergo ongoing upgrades while it is in operation, which helps to ensure that the alert information is as accurate as possible.
The institute reports that on Friday, key parties convened in Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing, and Qingdao to watch a video of the EMUs rolling off the assembly line.
More than ninety percent of the civil works for the subgrade, bridges, and stations have been finished. Additionally, all of the high-speed rail tunnels between Jakarta and Bandung have been finished. In July, work on the main line began with the laying of track.
Both the ballasted track portion and the ballastless track section on the main line employ rails manufactured in China and measure 50 meters in length. The length of the ballasted track section on the main line is 112.8 kilometers, and the length of the ballastless track section is 166.6 kilometers.
According to Sun, an expert on railways, the high-speed train line between Jakarta and Bandung is another piece of evidence that China's high-speed rail technology and standards have achieved international recognition.
The International Union of Railways produced two international railway standards in the month of July. Both of these standards were primarily prepared and developed by China. Both "Design of High-Speed Railways - Infrastructure" and "Design of High-Speed Railways - Power Supply" are the first international railway standards in their respective domains, and both of these fields are relevant to high-speed rail.
According to the China State Railway Group, the standards introduced China's design concepts based on the country's global experience in the construction of high-speed railways. Additionally, the standards promoted the country's advanced technologies, such as power supply systems, and provided solutions for the design and construction of high-speed railways around the world.
Because China's high-speed rail system traverses a variety of terrain, including areas with extremely cold weather and frozen soil, as well as mountainous regions, deserts, wet coastal areas, and tropical regions, it offers a wealth of experience in the construction of high-speed railways around the world, particularly in Southeast Asia.