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Hyundai Rotem unveils light-rail train for 2018 Jakarta Asian Games

2018.03.22 15:53:38 | 2018.03.22 15:55:07
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[Photo by Hyundai Rotem Co.]

[Photo by Hyundai Rotem Co.]

Hyundai Rotem Co., railway systems building unit of South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group, on Thursday unveiled a light-rail train that will be ready in time for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta this August.

The train is the first delivery of a $33 million order to build eight light-rail trains with two units each that the company won from Indonesia’s state-run asset manager PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) February last year. The light-rail train will first be used during the 2018 Asian Games running from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in Indonesia’s capital city. The company aims to deliver the last train by October this year after test runs.

Indonesia has been constructing a light-rail system in Jakarta ahead of the pan-Asia, multi-sport event. Hyundai Rotem’s trains will be running the city’s first light-rail transit route, connecting the 5.8-kilometer section between athlete’s village and sports complex to carry athletes and visitors from nearly 45 countries across Asia as well as local city-dwellers.

Hyundai Rotem’s light-rail train is made of aluminum making its trains lighter in weight and more fuel-efficient than conventional steel-based trains, said the company.

The company has been rapidly expanding its light-rail system business since it built its first units in 2006.

By Kang Young-woon and Cho Jeehyun

[ⓒ Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea & mk.co.kr, All rights reserved]

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