INDONESIA: The railway systems contract has been signed for the first phase of the Jakarta light metro. The 100bn won contract was won by a consortium of Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), Samjin (power supplies), Woojin Industrial Systems (inspection) and LG CNS (screen doors).
Construction of the initial 5·8 km section between Kelapa Gading and Velodrome began in June 2016, with PT Wika undertaking civil works. This is scheduled to open in time for the Asian Games in August 2018, which Jakarta is hosting.
A feasibility study is underway for an 8·9 km second phase. Long-term plans envisage a 110 km network of seven lines.
In February Hyundai Rotem announced that it had been selected with Woojin Industrial Systems to supply eight two-car trainsets for the first phase. The contract includes options for up to 110 cars to operate on further phases of the network.