A benchmark study for Indonesia’s high speed train considering technology selection

Mohammed Ali Berawi, Perdana Miraj, Abdur Rohim Boy Berawi, Fadhil Akbar

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The availability of infrastructure is a prerequisite for developing countries such as Indonesia to accelerate and to expand their economic activities. Jakarta–Surabaya high speed train (HST) is one of mega infrastructure initiative in Indonesia that will be expected to increase accessibility and economic activities in most populated Java Island. As technology is playing significant role in determining the concept of High Speed Train, this research will investigate the selection of technology including rolling stock, railway track, signaling, and electricity. This research combines qualitative and quantitative approach that use Indonesia’s High Speed Train as the case study. Initially, the technology that potentially implemented for high speed train in the country is being investigated though literature studies and benchmarking process. It will then cross-checked and validated by using a qualitative approach by using in-depth interview. The result select EMU as the rolling stock, a combination of ballasted and ballastless track for track structure, continuous TC with fixed block for signaling system, and AC 25 kV 50 Hz for the electricity. This paper also reveals initial cost as well as operation and maintenance cost for four elements of technology that being investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6343-6346
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017


  • High speed train
  • Indonesia
  • Maintenance
  • Operation
  • Technology


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