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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #61
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Jaladara Steam Loco, Solo City, Central Java
The only steam loco crossing the downtown

Upon consideration and feedbacks from various parties, and based on the result if evaluation done at several times of ride try-outs, the Department of Transportation of Surakarta decided a management system of the Solo Steam Loco.


Being the only one in the world uniquely running on downtown tracks, Solo Steam Loco will be optimized as a tourist attraction to introduce the City of Surakarta and all its potency and cultural assets to the world. Some fare schemes will be applied as both package tours and community service.


What will you get onboard Solo Steam Loco?

An unforgettable ride through the heart of Surakarta, a city of cultures and tourism, on the tracks initially laid by the Railway Company of the Dutch Indies or the NIS (Nederlandsch Indië Spoor Maatschappig) in 1920. This spectacular steam train ride starts from Purwosari Railway Station headed for Solo Kota Railway Station, then returns to Purwosari Station to complete the 11.2-kms trip which takes approximately 3 hours.

Solo Steam Loco is powered by an original steam engine made in Germany in 1896. Generating its power on teak firewood and water, this legendary iron horse consumes approximately 4 up to 6 m3 wood and 3-5 m3 water per trip. Solo Steam Loco pulls two teakwood wagons made in 1920 bearing the code numbers CR 16 and CR 144, to seat an optimal number of 72 passengers.


PACKAGE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :

- Onboard traditional Welcome Drink (traditional Javanese herbal drinks)
- Specific food and snacks of Solo, among others Sate Kluthuk and other home-made snacks commonly found at traditional markets
- Traditional Javanese music (a mini-orchestra of sitar, drum and lady singers)
- Tour guides to elucidate the history and potency of Surakarta
- A teakwood seedling (to offer you to participate in the restoration of Indonesia’s forests)
- Cultural tourist attractions (Javanese gendhing music, hadrah, etc) at some Stop-over points.


STOP-OVER POINTS:
- Diamond Convention Center
- Solo Grand Mall
- Loji Gandrung (The official residence of the Mayor of Surakarta)
- Danar Hadi Batik Museum
- Radya Pustaka Museum, Sriwedari
- Pasar Pon Crossroads (Windujenar Antique Market, Ngarsopura Market)
- Kemlayan Arts Kampong
- Kauman Batik Kampong
- Beteng Trade Center / Gladag Langen Bogan Food Bazaar
- Solo Kota Railway Station

NOTE : Package tour highlights, stop-over points and each stop duration are subjects to change. Changes may cover reduction and/or addition of itinerary suited to tour condition and the types of package tours chosen.

Ride Fares :
- Community Service Rate Rp 30,000,-/pax
- Package Tour Rate from Rp 200,000,-/pax

Note : Community Service rates are arranged in cooperation with officials of Surakarta Municipality (city districts, Department of Communication and Information). Priority is given to Surakarta citizens (bearers of Surakarta ID Cards). Prospective tour participants who do not meet the required conditions are advised to take package tours instead.)



Solo Steam Loco Tour Schedule:
The steam train is scheduled to operate at weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and/or public holidays/ national holidays.
Saturday : 04.30 pm, departing from Purwosari Railway Station
Sunday : 09.30 am departing from Purwosari Railway Station

Tour participants are expected to arrive at Purwosari Station at least 30 minutes before departure.
Tickets must be purchased by reservation, hence they are not sold prior to or at departure time. Ticket reservation procedure is to be advised.

To comply with the high operational cost of the steam loco, it has been decided that there should be the minimum of 60 (sixty) passengers onboard for the tour to be conducted. Should there be less number of passengers, the day’s ride will have to be cancelled.
An exception is allowed when the tour is booked by a group of people who hold responsible for the operational cost of a ride. This way, the train can be operated at times desired by the booking group, with coordination and technical confirmation from PT KA railway company and the Department of Transportation of Surakarta.

For further information about this train ride tour, please send an email to: [email protected].

Translation credit : Iman Setiadji
Photo credit : Yulianto CC and Fajar Arifianto


















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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #62
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Feasibility study to start for hi-speed rail project

Yuli Tri Suwarni , The Jakarta Post , Bandung | Fri, 01/08/2010 8:13 PM | National

A consortium comprising of almost 20 companies for the Hydrogen Hi-Speed Rail Super Highway (H2RSH) project is scheduled to start its feasibility study on Jan. 11, 2010, involving transportation experts from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

West Java Regional Investment Coordinating Agency (BKPMD) chief Iwa Karniwa said the feasibility study was needed to finalize the plan for the US$3 billion project scheduled for realization in two years time.

“We have to vigorously move forward because the investors’ are enthusiastic to realize the project and consider the positive impact of the project on economic development,” Iwa told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

The H2RSH project, he said, would cover a corridor of 357 kilometers from Cirebon, West Java, to Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten. He said, the trip would only take some 1.5 hours.

Iwa expressed confidence that the project, 80 percent located in West Java region and the rest Greater Jakarta and Banten province, would not “consume” much land as it would be like a monorail and operate above ground.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #63
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Argo Dwipangga Train courtesy of ace4:

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Old January 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #64
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Argo Muria trainset, from Jakarta to Semarang. It departs @ 7.15 am from Gambir St., and arrives at 13.15 pm at Semarang Tawang St.

The Interior.


It runs along Java northcoast








And arrives at Semarang Tawang St. after 6 hours trip

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Old March 31st, 2010, 06:11 PM   #65
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Bandung-Jakarta by Argogede Express Train

Bandung Railway Station in the morning


Main Lobby


Waiting Area


Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) - a commuter train bound for Cicalengka


Tracks to Depo Area


My train to Jakarta


Interior


About 100 kph. Occupancy rate only about 10%!


Seat pitch


My ticket


Sceneries...










Finally.... Gambir Jakarta Station










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Old March 31st, 2010, 06:53 PM   #66
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This station looks so clean and neat. Is this this a new line?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 07:58 PM   #67
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Thanks before, FazilLanka.

No, this is an old line. Bandung station was built in 1885, but it got some renovations and facility upgrading until now. As a capital of West Java province, Bandung Station connects to some big cities in Java island, such as Surabaya, Jogjakarta, and Semarang, beside Jakarta as the capital of Indonesia.

Jakarta Gambir Station was built in 1930s. But in last 1980 decade, the "new" Gambir (as you see on the pics) replaced the old station due to elevated-track development in the downtown of Jakarta. This station has 3 storeys and the tracks is on 3rd level. As a main station in Jakarta, Gambir serves many trains -just executive class- to a lot of cities in Java.

Argo Gede Express Train connects Jakarta and Bandung vv since 1995 in executive class. Ticket fare is Rp.60000 (about US$7), very cheap for 180-kms trip with executive class. Beside argogede, parahyangan train also service bandung-jakarta line since 1970s in executive and business class. In weekdays, the occupancy rate is very low, but it get full at weekend.

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:52 AM   #68
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wow,,,nice report panitia kurban,,, love the scenery very much.......
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Old May 31st, 2010, 06:47 PM   #69
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ARGO BROMO ANGGREK (JAKARTA - SURABAYA)

at Jakarta
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at Bekasi, West Java
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at Cikampek, West Java
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at Kendal, Central Java
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at Semarang, Central Java
pic by Rendra Habib


pic by Muhammad Silmi
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Old June 1st, 2010, 06:05 AM   #70
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Not bad at all, judging from the pics of the railway network there....comparable to Malaysia's I think...
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Old June 1st, 2010, 02:10 PM   #71
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Indonesia Diesel rail, 100% made in Indonesia, manufactured by PT INKA Madiun, Indonesia. (website PT INKA: www.inka.web.id)

Joglosemar (Yogyakarta - Solo - Semarang)
at Yogyakarta

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Madiun Jaya (Solo - Madiun)
at Palur, Central Java
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Joglosemar & Madiun Jaya at Solo Balapan station

pic by Ardi Setiawan Wibisana

Kaligung Ekspress (Semarang - Tegal)
at Plabuan, Batang, Central Java


Blora Jaya Ekspress (Semarang - Cepu - Bojonegoro)
at Semarang, Central Java

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Old June 1st, 2010, 06:32 PM   #72
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Indonesia Diesel rail, 100% made in Indonesia, manufactured by PT INKA Madiun, Indonesia. (website PT INKA: www.inka.web.id)

Joglosemar (Yogyakarta - Solo - Semarang)
at Yogyakarta

pic by denMbladuz

Blora Jaya Ekspress (Semarang - Cepu - Bojonegoro)
at Semarang, Central Java

Pardon me for my ignorance. Impressive manufacturing and design capability of INKA.
Do they do metre gauge?
Have they marketed their products to Malaysia, Thailand?
Potential for these markets to collaborate.

My observations on the designs:
For cape gauge, the trains are rather wide.
Won't this not compromise their stability?
What is their maximum and commercial speed?
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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:30 PM   #73
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Pardon me for my ignorance. Impressive manufacturing and design capability of INKA.
Do they do metre gauge?
Have they marketed their products to Malaysia, Thailand?
Potential for these markets to collaborate.

My observations on the designs:
For cape gauge, the trains are rather wide.
Won't this not compromise their stability?
What is their maximum and commercial speed?

about diesel rail car made in INKA, maximum speed only 120 kph,
I hope INKA innovate to make faster train
specification of diesel rail made in INKA can be checked here

about INKA, INKA has exported its products to many countries, such as Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia

Carriages for Maitree Express in Bangladesh


Ballast Hopper Wagon in Thailand


Power Generating Car for Ekspress Senandung Malam in Malaysia


manufactured by INKA

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PT INKA Profile

INKA, state owned company in Indonesia, is moving towards from the steam locomnotive workshop in 1981 to the modernrailcar manufacturer. With the vision to be world class company, the business activity is growing from basic product to the higher value added product and services in railway and transportation business. The mission on business and technology competitiveness creation in railway and transportation products is focussed to dominate domestic market and to win competition in ASEAN region and developing countries.

These business transformations provide costumer success to obtain best and valuable solution for railway transport improvement. In the global competition, INKA develop various kind of features from reliable product platform under quality management system ISO 9001 and global partnership.

Through a continous improvement to adapt turbulance change, INKA conducts the business with core values: integrity, professional and quality. INKA is following the destination to the future business opportunity not only for railway transport but broader product and services which derived from core competence contributing to the creation of infrastructure and transportation demand.

Changing market conditions push the railway manufacturer to utilize its core competence for diversification products. The best adaptation is to extend services in transport value chain over the automotive product platform and handling equipments.

The modular construction is enhanced from proven railway technology to various kind of pre-fabrication. Computer aided design, system integration and quality management system ISO 9001 : 2000 are the toolkits for succesful new product development. For a vehicle manufacturer, the decisive task is to meet customer satisfaction with the modern manufacturing system in every kind product, every lot, and every where global market place.

High demand intercity railway is increasing in the high density region in the archipelago countries. New passenger coaches were introduced to capture the niche market with quality of services. In the beginning, value migration was created to absorb middle class passenger mobility. The next step development is prepared to adapt newest technology for diesel electric railcar on the medium distance railway corridor.

Those new technology is upgraded from the development of commuter electric railcar using light weight stainless steel carbody and modern AC traction control with IGBT VVVF inverter.

Commuter railcar is the best solution for public urban transport. Based on experiences in commuter services, the modern electric railcar will be soon developed to more reliable design for future mass rapid transit.

In the developing countries, railway is expected to be backbone of land transportation. The large scale mining and industry commodities are better carried by bulk rail wagon. Various design of freight wagon can adapt the special demand of handling and higher capacity such as 18 ton axle load in the coal and pulp transportation. On the other hand, the modern container flat wagon is designed for speed up 100 km/h and light weight requirement.

The new railway line and double track projects in developing countries are increasing to cope the potential demand of goods transport as well as to improve line capacity. High quality hopper wagon and multi purpose track maintenance car is usually required in small lot. New approach on mutual collaboration with railway consultant and civil contractor will overcome an efficient turnkey project especially for plantation and mining area.

Source: PT INKA official site, www.inka.web.id
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PT INKA factory at Madiun, East Java







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Jakarta electric rail

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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #77
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Afaik, INKA also exported it's components to Australia and Africa
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Old June 4th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #78
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it is time for Indonesia to make faster and better train. Last time when I take the train from Jakarta to Bandung, it just too crowded and inconvenience and I don't even want to talk about the rest room.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #79
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Did you use the economy or executive trains? Its impossible to be overcrowded in the Executive train coz you're ticket includes a seat.

I was wondering, the Jakarta-Bandung route has now much fewer rider-ship ever since the completion of the Jakarta-Bandung highway in 2004, and if you look at Panitiakurban's post, the ridership on weekdays are on average only 10-20%. No way would it be crowded.
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Did you use the economy or executive trains? Its impossible to be overcrowded in the Executive train coz you're ticket includes a seat.

I was wondering, the Jakarta-Bandung route has now much fewer rider-ship ever since the completion of the Jakarta-Bandung highway in 2004, and if you look at Panitiakurban's post, the ridership on weekdays are on average only 10-20%. No way would it be crowded.
I used economy because I want to get a feel how it will be like taking train like common people. I tried it out around 2002. Probably, it changed a lot since then.
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