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Kualanamu Airport Rail Link

Kualanamu Airport Raillink Services (ARS)
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Kualanamu ARS DEMU towards the airport.
Overview
Native nameKA Bandara Kualanamu
TypeExpress rail
SystemAirport rail link
Statusin service
LocaleNorth Sumatera, Indonesia
TerminiKualanamu
Medan
Stations2 (operational)
ServicesKualanamu - Medan
Websitewww.railink.co.id
Operation
Opened25 July 2013; 5 years ago (2013-07-25)
OwnerPT Kereta Api Indonesia & PT Angkasa Pura II
Operator(s)PT Railink [id]
CharacterGround
Rolling stockWoojin DEMU
Four 4-carriage trainsets
Technical
Line length40 km (25 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationNIL
Operating speed60 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 DEMU 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] 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.[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]

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.