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Kualanamu Airport Rail Link

Kualanamu Airport Raillink Services (ARS)
Kualanamu AirportRail.JPG
Kualanamu ARS DMU towards the airport.
Overview
Native name KA Bandara Kualanamu
Type Express rail
System Airport rail link
Status in service
Locale North Sumatera, Indonesia
Termini Kualanamu
Medan
Stations 2 (operational)
Services Kualanamu - Medan
Website www.railink.co.id
Operation
Opened 25 July 2013; 4 years ago (2013-07-25)
Owner PT Kereta Api Indonesia & PT Angkasa Pura II
Operator(s) PT Railink [id]
Character Ground
Rolling stock Woojin DMU
Four 4-carriage trainsets
Technical
Line length 40 km (25 mi)
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification NIL
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph)
Kualanamu ARS
Kualanamu Kualanamu International Airport
Araskabu
Batang Kuis
Bandar Khalipah
Medan Pasar
Medan Indonesian Railway Company

Kualanamu Airport Railink Services (ARS) (Indonesian: KA Bandara Kualanamu) is an airport rail link service in North Sumatera, Indonesia. These airport rail link is built to cut travel time from Medan city center to the airport, as roads connecting the Kualanamu International Airport and Medan city center are frequently affected by traffic congestion.

The Kualanamu ARS is the first airport rail link in Indonesia connecting passenger between city centre and airport.

Background

Interior of Woojin DMU for Kualanamu ARS

Train services is provided by PT Railink, a joint venture between PT Angkasa Pura II and PT Kereta Api Indonesia (English: Indonesian Railway). It is the first integrated airport rail link in Indonesia, city check-in and electronic tickets are also available for convenience.[1] Online reservation were available for booking and also vending machines serve Visa and MasterCard and debit card of BNI, BRI, BCA, Mandiri and Mega.[2] Train services costs IDR 100,000 or about $8. The trains were manucfatured by Woojin Industrial Systems in South Korea.[3]

The train runs trip from Medan railway station beside the Merdeka Square at Balai Kota Street at 4:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m and from the airport at 5:25 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. It is the fastest way to reach the airport, taking 30 minutes, but from the Airport to Medan taking 30 to 47 minutes.[4]

In May 2014 a groundbreaking to make double-track from Medan to the Airport has been done and it will cut time travel at least 10 minutes from current situation.[5] The first stage of double track, Kualanamu-Bandar Klipah is predicted to be finished in end 2015, while the second stage as fly over Bandar Klipah-Medan city is predicted to be finished in mid-year 2016.[6]

Train schedule

Train Schedules
Airport-bound
Medan - Kualanamu
City-bound
Kualanamu - Medan
Train Departs Arrives Train Departs Arrives
U2 03:30 a.m. 04:01 a.m. U1 04:40 a.m 05:13 a.m
U4 05:15 a.m. 05:45 a.m. U3 06:10 a.m 06:57 a.m
U6 06:00 a.m. 06:31 a.m. U5 07:00 a.m 07:50 a.m
U8 07:05 a.m. 07:38 a.m. U7 08:00 a.m 08:45 a.m
U10 07:25 a.m. 07:56 a.m. U9 08:30 a.m 09:25 a.m
U12 08:20 a.m. 08:51 a.m. U11 09:10 a.m 09:57 a.m
U14 09:00 a.m. 09:31 a.m. U13 10:10 a.m 10:57 a.m
U16 10:00 a.m. 10:31 a.m. U15 11:10 p.m 11:57 a.m
U18 11:00 a.m. 11:31 a.m. U17 11:55 a.m 12:42 p.m
U20 12:00 p.m. 12:31 p.m. U19 01:00 p.m 01:55 p.m
U22 12:50 p.m. 01:21 p.m. U21 01:40 p.m 02:27 p.m
U24 01:30 p.m. 02:01 p.m. U23 02:45 p.m 03:32 p.m
U26 02:35 p.m. 03:06 p.m. U25 03:35 p.m 04:22 p.m
U28 03:40 p.m. 04:11 p.m. U27 04:20 p.m 05:05 p.m
U30 04:25 p.m. 04:56 p.m. U29 05:15 p.m 06:00 p.m
U32 05:35 p.m. 06:06 p.m. U31 06:15 p.m 07:02 p.m
U34 06:20 p.m. 06:51 p.m. U33 07:15 p.m 08:09 p.m
U36 07:05 p.m. 07:36 p.m. U35 08:10 p.m 08:55 p.m
U38 07:30 p.m. 08:01 p.m. U37 08:40 p.m 09:35 p.m
U40 08:30 p.m. 09:01 p.m. U39 09:45 p.m 10:24 p.m
U42F 09:10 p.m. 09:41 p.m. U41F 11:40 p.m 12:17 a.m

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jalur KA Kualanamu segera beroperasi (Indonesian)". June 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CARA BELI / BAYAR". Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Medan's new Kualanamu International Airport set to operate July 25". July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jadwal Baru Kereta Api bandara". Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Apriadi Gunawan (May 23, 2014). "N. Sumatra double-track railway work begins". 
  6. ^ Akbar Dongoran. "Jalur KA Double Track Medan-Kualanamu Rampung 2016". Retrieved October 8, 2015.