Kappija21 Explores Unique Experience Aboard the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train

01 October 2023

(Indonesia Version) BANDUNG, Saturday, September 30 - Several Central Committee Members of Kappija-21 (Japan Alumni Program JICA) embarked on an exhilarating journey aboard the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train (KCJB). KCJB, also known as "WHOOSH," stands as the inaugural high-speed rail service in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Members of Kappija21 departed from Halim Station in Jakarta, bound for Tegalluar Station in Bandung Regency, covering the distance in a mere 26 minutes. This travel experience not only allowed them to relish the comfort of a journey at operational speeds of up to 350 km/h but also provided insights into the latest transportation innovations in Indonesia.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train has emerged as a monumental project aimed at enhancing connectivity between two major cities, Jakarta and Bandung. This endeavor not only expedites travel between these pivotal business hubs in Indonesia but also marks a historic milestone in the nation's transportation infrastructure development.

During their visit to KCJB, members of Kappija21 had the opportunity to witness firsthand the cutting-edge technology employed to create efficient and comfortable passenger journeys. The service is also expected to make a significant contribution to alleviating road congestion and reducing environmental impact.

Throughout their journey, Kappija21 members deeply appreciated the government's efforts to introduce this high-speed rail service as a superior alternative to land transportation. They also regard KCJB as having substantial potential to enhance connectivity and mobility for the Indonesian populace while supporting sustainable economic growth.

KCJB is not just a high-speed train; it symbolizes technological advancement in Indonesia's transportation sector. With the operation of this service, hopes for a better future and more efficient mobility continue to grow, propelling Indonesia towards a brighter and more sustainable era of modern transportation.

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