(ECNS) -- The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) started joint commissioning and testing on Monday afternoon, marking a milestone in the construction of the railway project.
The joint testing and commissioning is a rigorous trial and adjustment process conducted before the opening of high-speed railways to ensure the safe and smooth operation.
Various systems such as track, power supply, catenary, communication, signaling, and warning monitoring will be tested and verified in the testing.
This process aims to ensure that each system and the overall system performance meet the design requirements and are capable of meeting the operational needs upon opening.
The high-speed line, a landmark project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, connects Indonesia's capital Jakarta and another major city Bandung.
With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the railway spanning 142.3 km will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung from over three hours to around 40 minutes.