The train is designed to reduce traffic congestion in the airport area.Tunggul Kumoro 16 August 2017 11:25
PT Angkasa Pura II and Transportation Ministry Directorate General of Railways have tested out Soekarno-Hatta Airport Skytrain on Monday. The operational trial was being conducted by running two carriages from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 and vice versa.
"Trial with machinist, but no passengers," said the PT Angkasa Pura II Operations and Engineering Director Djoko Murdjatmojo.
Djoko then mentioned that the trial also involved electronic component maker PT LEN Industry and Woojin from South Korea.
The first step of the trial was to ensure the Skytrain's infrastructure to function properly as he asserted the test will last for a month. "Next, we'll test it carrying passengers," confirmed Djoko.
PT Angkasa Pura II Spokesman Yado Yarismano informed the development of automated people mover system (APMS) based transportation mode for phase I had been completed. "Phase I includes the track for terminal 2 to terminal 3 and vice versa," said Yado.
The operation of the Skytrain will later complement the existing transportation facilities at the airport, including the airport train connecting Indonesia's capital and the airport which is currently under construction.
"With Skytrain and airport train, it's expected to reduce the volume of vehicles both in the airport access and airport area. Everything is for smoother traffic flow," said the PT Angkasa Pura II Corporate Secretary Agus Haryadi.
This month, three trains with a combined capacity of 528 passengers linking Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and integrated building are scheduled to be fully operational.