Flight-free travel around Indonesia is about to get easier thanks to its first high-speed rail line

Indonesia is launching Southeast Asia’s first high-speed rail service next year, with trains set to race up to 350km per hour.

The railway line will connect Indonesia’s capital Jakarta with Bandung, the busy capital of West Java province from June 2023. Journey times between the two cities will be cut from three hours to about 40 minutes.

The bullet train is largely funded under China’s Belt and Road (BRI) infrastructure initiative; an ambitious plan by the superpower to develop new trade routes with the rest of the world.

Speaking as the Jakarta-Bandung portion of the rail project nears 90 per cent completion today, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he hopes “the mobility

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