High Speed EMUs for Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway Unveiled in Qingdao

 Published:2022-08-15  【字体:

          On August 5, a total of 11 sets of high speed EMUs and a comprehensive inspection train for Jakarta-Bandung HSR, all adopting Chinese standards, rolled off the production line in Qingdao, ready for shipment to Indonesia soon, marking another milestone for JBHSR project, a landmark of the Belt and Road Initiative, and laying a solid foundation for the completion of this overseas railway project as scheduled.
      According to China Railway International, a subsidiary of China State Railway Group, which is overseeing the project, the trains, which have been designed and developed by CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co, Ltd, are based on the advanced and mature technologies of China-made Fuxing bullet trains which operate at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour. CRRC has also made changes to adapt to the local environment and routes in Indonesia, and has incorporated Indonesian cultural elements to give passengers a more comfortable traveling experience.
      The streamlined car bodies are painted in silver and red to imply flourishing and prosperity and patterned in a red polygon to resemble the color and shape of Indonesias national animal Komodo dragon, reflecting the harmonious coexistence between mankind and nature. The interiors are decorated in gray, red, and blue, inspired by Borobudur Temple, as well as Indonesias national flag and the ocean, and furnished with the seats featuring the patterns of the Indonesian Batik styled auspicious clouds.
      The power-distributed EMUs, designed to run up to 350 kilometers per hour, are technologically advanced, safe and intelligent, strongly adaptable to the local environment, and distinctive for the local features. The trains are equipped with intelligent sensing technology and installed with earthquake monitoring and early warning systems, to adapt to local operational conditions, with more than 2,500 detection points throughout the train. The low-resistance streamlined train head, smooth car body structure, and regenerative braking energy recovery technology embody the pursuit of low-carbon and energy-saving. The high-standard corrosion-resistant design and advanced protection technology are adopted to build strong resistance to salt spray and UV aging. By virtue of the high acceleration mode, the trains are powerful enough to start safely on a steep slope up to 30‰, demonstrating a superior climbing performance.
       The EMUs on debut boast large passenger capacity, sound service functions and comfortable riding performance. The 8-car EMU includes one first-class car, one dining car and six second-class cars, offering a total seating capacity of 601 persons, including 18 VIP seats, 28 first-class seats and 555 second-class seats. The EMUs are also designed for coupled operation to increase the transport capacity. The trains accommodate an accessible area in the No. 4 car, equipped with accessible seats and handrails, barrier-free toilets, SOS call buttons, Braille guide signs and other facilities, to provide convenient services to disabled passengers. The No. 5 car serves as a dining car, furnished with vending machines, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwave ovens and other equipment, as well as leisure bar tables, to meet the dining and leisure needs of passengers.
      The comprehensive inspection train, painted in yellow and integrating inspection equipment covering the track, OCS, communication, signaling and so forth, is designed mainly to undertake comprehensive inspection of Jakarta-Bandung HSR, as a strong support for its safe operation after opening.
       Stretching 142 kilometers totally from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, to Bandung, a famous tourist city in Indonesia, and with a maximum design speed of 350 kilometers per hour, Jakarta-Bandung HSR, designed and built fully depending on Chinese technologies and standards, is a landmark Belt and Road Initiative project under pragmatic cooperation between China and Indonesia, and signifies the first systemic HSR footprint of China incorporating the total elements and whole supply chains. So far, with all the tunnels cut through, and the civil works of subgrade, bridges and stations completed by more than 90%, the main-line track laying has been in full swing, marking the full-scale launching of a new construction stage focusing on erection of E&M facilities along the whole railway. The completion and opening of Jakarta-Bandung HSR will contribute to deepening the high-quality Belt and Road cooperation between the two countries, and will play a positive role in promoting the construction of the China-Indonesia community with a shared future.
(Photo by Zhou Tao)