Tanjung Priok rail link mooted

Jakarta: State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan has urged railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) to build a link between Tanjung Priok Port and Tanjung Priok Station.

"This is similar to [Jakarta acting governor] Ahok's idea on how we can have trains at the port to transport containers from the port," Dahlan said in Jakarta on Thursday after a weekly meeting with state-owned firms' CEOs as quoted by Antara news agency.

He said that the new railway network would triple freight transportation capacity.

"If one train [with 10 cars] is equal to 30 trucks, then 20 trains will be able to carry goods equal to 600 trucks a day," he said.
He estimated that the new railway development would cost Rp20bn ($1.68m). [13/06/14]