The Jakarta MRT, Mass Rapid Transit train system, is planned to open in 2014.
September 2014 is the planned date for the completion of the first phase of the Jakarta MRT, partial subway rail system, a project which has been planned since 1984 but repeatedly delayed. Construction is intended to begin in 2008, or early 2009. Previously construction had been planned for 2007. gatra
The MRT will be built in two stages, the first network will connect the suburb of Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta with Dukuh Atas in Central Jakarta, extending for 14.5 km's, 4 km's of them underground, and will have twelve stations, and the second will continue from Dukuh Atas to Kota in North Jakarta. The estimated cost of construction is 9 trillion rupiah, or about $1 billion. wartaekonomi
The MRT is expected to operate between the hours of 6am and midnight, with trains travelling at an average speed of 35 km's per hour, arriving at stations at five minute intervals at peak time, extending to 15 minute intervals late at night. bappedajakarta
The team in charge of the planning of the MRT consists of four representatives from Japan and four from Indonesia. Japan is the main source of funds for the project after having already provided on 28th November 2006 a soft loan of 800 million dollars. The loan is to be repaid at an interest rate of 0.4% over forty years, with a further 10 year grace period. gatra
Materials for the construction of the subway will derive from local sources (30%), Japan (30%) and the remainder from elsewhere. The design and operating system for the MRT will be largely the same as to be found in Japan.
August 21st 2007. The Jakarta Post says that the central government and the city administration will start work in 2010 on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system for Jakarta. Transportation Ministry secretary general Wendy Aritenang, the chairman of the MRT steering committee, said construction was expected to be completed by the end of 2014.