INDONESIA: Hyundai Rotem announced on February 2 that it had been selected to supply rolling stock for the first phase of the light metro network under construction in Jakarta.

Hyundai Rotem will work with Woojin Industrial Systems for the supply of eight two-car trainsets. Deliveries are due to take place between July and October next year, with entry into service expected in 2018.

Construction of the initial 5·8 km section between Kelapa Gading and Velodrome began in June 2016. This will serve five stations and is scheduled to open in time for the Asian Games in August 2018, which Jakarta is hosting.

The rolling stock contract includes options for up to 110 cars to operate on further phases of the network.

The light metro is a separate project from the underground heavy metro currently under construction in Jakarta, for which a consortium of Sumitomo Corp and Nippon Sharyo is supplying rolling stock.