Medan city's new elevated airport railway is now fully operational, including the new station
PT.KAI ( Regional Division I for North Sumatera and Aceh) has built the entire new elevated section to cut train journey time from Kualanamu International Airport to Medan city from 45-55 minutes to 28 minutes. With this section in operation Airport train does not share the line with the regional/local train services anymore.
The Kualanamu airport railway has total length of 27 km, which 10.8 km are elevated and the rest are at ground.
^^ I've used this viaduct ten days ago (19 December): it shaves off a lot of time indeed, plus it allows for more trips per day, I went from the city to KNO at 9:40AM, while I prepared for 10:00 (as they went at 9:00 and 10:00 before the opening). Now they go at 9:10, 9:40 and 10:10 instead: https://www.railink.co.id/jadwal/id (link may change over time)
Intervals have been reduced greatly because of adding 8 round-trips. Not to forget: the viaduct has two tracks while the lower track is a single track. There's double track on the old line past the viaduct as well until the branch-off to the airport to prevent a bottleneck.
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