Angkasa Pura II Begins Simulation Tests on Forthcoming Skytrain at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

The new train service to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will commence before the end of the year, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said in a statement on Friday (01/12). (Antara Photo/Muhammad Iqbal)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 12:09 PM November 13, 2017
Category : Business, Corporate News, Transportation

Jakarta. State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II on Friday (10/11) conducted an operational test on Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's forthcoming skytrain service that will connect Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

The airport's skytrain connecting Terminal 2 with Terminal 3 has been in operation since September.

"The test focused on a simulation in running the skytrain and included required verification from the regulator," Angkasa Pura II president director Muhammad Awaluddin said last week.

The simulation will continue to run for another week before the Ministry of Transportation's railway directorate general approves a permit for full-time service.

"We expect the skytrain connecting Terminal 1 and 2 to be fully operational by the middle of this month," he added.

The government is also developing another railway link that will connect Jakarta's largest airport to the city's downtown district and later to Batu Ceper Station, Manggarai Station and Sudirman Baru Station.

"With an integrated transportation system, we can provide better service and thus this airport can conform to international standards," Awaluddin said.

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