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|Kualanamu Airport Raillink Services (ARS)|
Kualanamu ARS DEMU towards the airport.
|Native name||KA Bandara Kualanamu|
|System||Airport rail link|
|Locale||North Sumatera, Indonesia|
|Services||Kualanamu - Medan|
|Opened||25 July 2013|
|Owner||PT Kereta Api Indonesia & PT Angkasa Pura II|
|Operator(s)||PT Railink [id]|
|Rolling stock||Woojin DEMU |
Four 4-carriage trainsets
|Line length||40 km (25 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (37 mph)|
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.
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. Online reservation were available for booking and also vending machines serve Visa and MasterCard and debit card of BNI, BRI, BCA, Mandiri and Mega. Cash has not been accepted since August 2018. Train services cost IDR 100,000 or about $8. The trains were manucfatured by Woojin Industrial Systems in South Korea.
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.
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. 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.