Track-laying begins on main line of Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway

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JAKARTA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- As the first pair of 500-meter-long rails was slowly pulled out of the transport wagon, the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway (HSR) saw the laying of ballasted tracks begin on its main line, marking the beginning of the online construction stage for the Indonesian railway.

On the main line, the length of the ballasted track section is 112.8 kilometers and that of the ballastless track section is 166.6 kilometers, all of which use 50-meter rails produced in China.

After being transported by land and sea from China to the railway's track-laying base in Bandung, the rails would be turned into 500-meter rails by the use of the advanced pulse flash welding technology, and then transported to the construction site.

With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the railway built with Chinese technology will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung, capital of Indonesia's West Java province, from more than three hours to around 40 minutes. Enditem

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