THE number of passengers travelling on Indonesia’s first high-speed line, linking Jakarta with Bandung, has reached 3.57 million in the first eight months since it opened in October 2023.

During the same period, a total of 10,024 trains have been operated on the 142.3km line, which has a maximum speed of 350km/h. According to Chins Railway, the highest daily passenger volume was 21,537, and the passenger occupancy rate reached 99.6%.

To meet growing demand, the number of trains running on the new has been increased from 14 trains per day in the early days of operation to 52 trains per day on peak travel days. This increased the number of seats available from 8400 to more than 31,000.

The line is operated and maintained by the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed ​​Railway Operation and Maintenance Consortium, a joint venture of China Railway Beijing Bureau Group and Indonesian Railways (KAI), using a fleet of 12 eight-car CR400AF Yawan high-speed trains supplied by CRRC.