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West Borneo Railways Program

Proposed routes:

  1. Pontianak - Mempawah - Singkawang - Sambas (175.5 km, High Priority)
  2. Sambas - Kuching (Sarawak) (123 km, High Priority)
  3. Pontianak - Sanggau (150 km, Medium Priority)
  4. Sanggau - Sintang - Putussibau (283.5 km, Low Priority)
  5. Sambas - Sanggau (192 km, Low Priority)
  6. Sanggau - Pangkalan Bun (Central Borneo) (417 km, Low Priority)

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As the official website of the government of West Borneo said:

Pemda Kalbar juga akan merencanakan pembangunan jaringan jalan rel kereta api Sambas - Kuching 123 km, Pontianak - Mempawah - Singkawang - Sambas 175.5 km, Sanggau - Pontianak 150 Km, Sanggau - Sintang - Putussibau 283,5 km, Sambas - Sanggau 192 km, Sangggau - Pangakalan Bun 417 km
 

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Notable remark of West Borneo Railways

The Sambas - Kuching railway line will become Indonesia's first international railway line
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Notable remark of West Borneo Railways

The Sambas - Kuching railway line will become Indonesia's first international railway line
:banana:
You are right about that but why I haven't anything about it here in Kuching. And is the cost will be shared by Kalbar & Sarawak governments?

It is very interesting that the railway will go through Sambas to Kuching and not Sanggau-Entikong.

Should the project be materialised, it will boost the economic growth for Sambas.
 

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You are right about that but why I haven't anything about it here in Kuching. And is the cost will be shared by Kalbar & Sarawak governments?

It is very interesting that the railway will go through Sambas to Kuching and not Sanggau-Entikong.

Should the project be materialised, it will boost the economic growth for Sambas.
It is easier to build the railway through Sambas which is on the coastal area than through the mountainous Sanggau-Entikong region.

Actually I've found Sarawak railways thread and from what I read Sarawak also has railways program. I think the railways of West Borneo and Sarawak will be connected as part of Trans Borneo Railways :cheers:
 

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The problem if they want to build railway to Malaysia, what sort of gauge need to be built? 1000 mm (Malaysian standard) or 1067 mm (Indonesian standard) or 1435 mm (International)?
 

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The problem if they want to build railway to Malaysia, what sort of gauge need to be built? 1000 mm (Malaysian standard) or 1067 mm (Indonesian standard) or 1435 mm (International)?
Indonesian government confirmed that all the railways built in Borneo will use standard international gauge (1435 mm). Probably all the new railways in Sarawak, Brunei, and Sabah will follow the same standard. So Borneans may travel on high speed trains once the railways are completed. :cheers: Fortunately the narrow and slow 1067 mm gauge is only used for railways in Java Island and will not applied to Borneo. :cheers:I hope Malaysian government will do the same way and not forcing Sarawak & Sabah to follow peninsular gauge.
 

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Wow, at first I thought the railway will be stamped through the more mainstream route from Pontianak to Kuching (via Entikong, the established official border Ind - Mal).. instead it is going to take via Sambas - Singkawang channel, passing the North-Eastern coastal area of Kalimantan / Borneo ... very clever idea to make it easier to build since the land is more flat than Entikong area...

I am curious, is there any existing fine road between Singkawang and Kuching btw?

Can't wait for it. When will it have its cornerstone-laying? :cucumber:
 

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Wow, at first I thought the railway will be stamped through the more mainstream route from Pontianak to Kuching (via Entikong, the established official border Ind - Mal).. instead it is going to take via Sambas - Singkawang channel, passing the North-Eastern coastal area of Kalimantan / Borneo ... very clever idea to make it easier to build since the land is more flat than Entikong area...

I am curious, is there any existing fine road between Singkawang and Kuching btw?

Can't wait for it. When will it have its cornerstone-laying? :cucumber:
It's not north eastern coast but north western :lol:

Most private cars from Singkawang do not cross through Entikong-Tebedu. From Singkawang, the closest 2 border points are Serikin and Biawak border. The routes are Singkawang - Bengkayang - Seluas - Serikin and Singkawang - Pemangkat - Sambas - Aruk - Biawak. Most private cars from Singkawang cross through Serikin. Actually the shortest route from Pontianak to Kuching is also through Serikin, as you can see on maps. But some parts of the roads to Serikin and Biawak border are not yet paved so no express bus take those routes.

The government of West Borneo have offered the railway projects but so far no investor want to take part. :bash: The current Indonesian government set 2030 :nuts: as the completion target for Pontianak - Sambas - Kuching railway on their 2010 national railways masterplan. But the plans may be changed, as Indonesia will have presidential election on July this year and the incumbent president is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. The presidential candidate who is likely to get elected according to pollings, Joko Widodo, will allocate budgets to build railways as fast as possible on main islands (including Borneo) as part of his infrastructure programs. If he get elected, the railway construction may be started next year and the railway can start service no later than 2020 as the Pontianak - Sambas - Kuching railway has high priority:banana:
 

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I'm waiting for the next issues, hopefully that project will be start on this year.
 

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Saat ini satu-satunya rel yang ada di pulau Borneo berada di Sabah (Malaysia) dengan menggunakan metre gauge. Semoga saja untuk selanjutnya, Malaysia juga mengembangkan rel menjadi standard gauge seperti yang dilakukan Indonesia sehingga relnya bisa dibuat lintas negara.
 

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Saat ini satu-satunya rel yang ada di pulau Borneo berada di Sabah (Malaysia) dengan menggunakan metre gauge. Semoga saja untuk selanjutnya, Malaysia juga mengembangkan rel menjadi standard gauge seperti yang dilakukan Indonesia sehingga relnya bisa dibuat lintas negara.
Kabarnya Sarawak juga sudah mematangkan rencana pembangunan rel menggunakan standard gauge. Pembangunan rel baru di Sabah juga akan menggunakan standard gauge, kemudian rel yang sudah ada akan ditingkatkan menjadi standard gauge. Kalau di Brunei belum ada kabar pembangunan rel, mereka masih fokus membangun Jembatan Sungai (Teluk) Brunei dengan total panjang 30 km yang akan menjadi jembatan laut terpanjang di Asia Tenggara dan salah satu yang terpanjang di dunia. Agak menjadi lebih sulit secara teknis dan ekonomi kalau rel dibuat langsung dari Sarawak ke Sabah tanpa melewati daerah pesisir di Brunei karena medannya bergunung-gunung
 

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Setau saya sih semua yang di luar Sumatera dan Jawa (berarti Kalimantan, Sulawesi, dan Papua, gak tau kalo Kepulauan Sunda Kecil ada proyek transportasi rel apa nggak) ya 1435mm semua. Pernah baca di salah satu thread di Railway and Station Aceh malah pake itu. Agak aneh, harusnya yang sepulau diseragamin. Makanya yang Kalimantan ini seharusnya mau dari Rusia atau pemerintah kita yang jelas 1435mm semua. Koreksi jika saya salah.
 

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^^ nah betul, seharusnya yang 1 pulau itu memang harus di seragamkan. sehingga akan efektif dan efisien. jangan seperti kasus rel yang di Aceh silam, dan sekarang mangkrak.
semoga saja pemerintah Indo dengan Malay bekerjasama dalam pembangunan rel kereta antar negera ini.
 

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