It’s the symbol of China’s Belt And Road Initiative which will become a milestone for the project when the train starts operation next year. China began to ship a total of 11 sets of bullet trains and an inspection train to Indonesia on Friday, Aug. 5.
The high-speed electric multiple units (EMUs) and the comprehensive inspection train (CIT) are built for the 142-kilometre high-speed railway network linking the Jakarta capital and the neighbouring city of Bandung in West Java.
The bullet train which operates at the speed of 350 km per hour is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities from about three hours to 45 minutes.
The trains also underwent both static and dynamic tests at the production site in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province before the delivery.
This makes Indonesia the first country to receive Chinese-built trains with a speed of up to 350 km which indicates that China is willing to export its high-tech to friendly countries.