In one of worlds most polluted cities. It is great to see that finally a Metro system is getting developed. The MRT Jakarta company has awarded Sumitomo Corp and Nippon Sharyo a 13 billion Yen contract for the supply of 16 car trainsets for the first Jakarta metro line which is under heavy development at the moment.

The trainsets will be designed according to the Standard Urban Railway System for Asia specification. This was developed by Japanese railway companies with the government to promote the export of rolling stock to other Asian markets. Each train is to have capacity for 1 950 passengers. -railwaygazette.coma

Service of the first metro line ever made in Jakarta will be in the begining of 2018. Distrita follows this news for you.