The History of Indonesian Railway

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 12:31 am by Farah Fitriani


The road was after that unprofitable, so the corporate turned to the federal government for assist in finishing the relaxation of the 166 km prolonged a lot critical line to Yogyakarta via the Vorstenlanden. The good price concerned in the constructing was partially attributable to the conclusion to assemble the trails at the usual gauge (1435 mm/4? 8½”). This also came about inside the option of a narrower gauge for many the later development, immediately after a 1869 record by J. A. Kool and N. H. Henket showed the economic system and suitability of 1067 mm (3? 6?) gauge. Ref: Bali Villas

The major of the slender gauge line was on top of that developed by the NIS, connecting Jakarta and Bogor. They were opened its gates in January 31, 1873 after two years of construction. The road was really worthwhile, but as it was remoted from the the rest of the NIS strains in Principal and East Java, it was later on bought to the SS in 1913.

The state afterwards commenced to get entangled straight in the developing of railways. In May 16, 1878 the main line of the Staatsspoor- en Tramwegen in Nederlandsch-Indië (Condition Railway) was opened in between Surabaya and Pasuruan. 3 many years later, constructing was begun on a series from Bogor to Cicurug in West Java, with the intention to reach Cilacap, an essential prt inside of the southern coast of Java. Ref: Villas in Bali

In 1884, the SS traces reached Surakarta, on the NIS predominant line, and in 1888, Cilacap. A continuous railway series was in arrange in between Jakarta and Surabaya in 1894, with the completion of the closing part, separating Maos and Cibatu. The journey in between the two points had three days, with the exact travel time becoming 32½ hours, as a end result of trains didn’t run at night, and the existence of a variety of gauges mandated guests and objects to be transferred at both Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Yet it was a amazing enchancment at the time of the horse-hauled carriages, which took as significantly as two weeks for the trip.

The Samarang-Joana Stoomtram Maatschappij acquired the concession to construct a light-weight railway (“tramway”) between Semarang and Juwana in 1881. It was the primary of the 15 tramway companies in Java. The tramways were generally related to agricultural developments, in particular sugar plantations and factories, tobacco and rubber plantations, and forestry. The traces on top of that acted as feeder to the primary lines. Ref: Bali Luxury Villas

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