Bandung is a city in West Java, Indonesia. Greater Bandung is the second-largest metropolitan area in Indonesia (after Jakarta), and these two cities will be connected by the first high-speed railway in Indonesia.
There have been various plans to build an urban transit system in Bandung, including a monorail, cable car system, and light rail transit (LRT). With the new high-speed station located outside the city centre, there will be a need to build a transit line in Bandung to service it.
This page is an archive of information about the LRT and other transit systems for Bandung.
Greater Bandung Metropolitan Railway Plan, which includes the existing railway, KCIC, Greater Bandung LRT, and Bandung City LRT.
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West Java provincial government will coordinate LRT Bandung Raya Project – [05/06/18]
“West Java Provincial Government signed a joint agreement with Bandung City Government, Cimahi City Government, Bandung Regency, West Bandung Regency and Sumedang Regency about Light Rapid Transit (LRT) development plan in Bandung Raya metropolitan area.”
Bandung Announces Own, Cheaper LRT, the ‘Metro Kapsul’ – [14/02/18]
“Bandung’s city administration has said work will start soon on the city’s first light rail transit (LRT) network, which will be called the “Metro Kapsul.” The administration claimed the network will be considerably cheaper to build than similar ones in Jakarta and Palembang.”
SMRT awarded contract to build LRT in Bandung, says city’s Mayor – [26/09/16]
“Local media in Indonesia had reported in recent days that SMRT will be the project operator for the Light Rail Transport (LRT) in Bandung. Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil was quoted in the reports as saying that in the initial stage, SMRT will build the LRT Corridor 1, a 10.2km route from Babakan Siliwangi to Leuwipanjang.
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Bandung LRT project financed by state budget: Mayor – [15/04/16]
“Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil said that the light railway transit (LRT) development that would connect the city and high-speed train station in Tegalluar, Bandung Regency, would be financed by the State Budget.”
Integrated with LRT & MRT, Groundbreaking of High-Speed Railway will be conducted on 21 January – [15/01/16]
“Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung added that a Presidential Regulation on LRT in Great Bandung is now being prepared. Hopefully, it could be issued soon, including the one that under Pak Jonans revision, it will be sent to the President, Pramono concluded.”
Bandung monorail’s construction to be synchronized with high-speed train: Official – [14/12/15]
“The representatives of China’s Chongqing Consortium have been informed about the plan to synchronize the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train and greater Bandung monorail projects, Secretary of the West Java provincial government Iwa Karniwa noted.”
Bandung to enjoy cable car transportation – [04/09/15]
“The Bandung city administration planned to build a cable car prototype in cooperation with PT Aditya Dharmaputra Persada before building a 42-kilometer cable car network to ease traffic congestion.”
Ski lifts in a tropical city? An Indonesian answer to gridlock – [11/05/15]
“In the former Dutch hill station of Bandung, city planners have approved Indonesia’s first urban aerial gondola system, which could move as many as 4,800 people an hour between two shopping areas. It would cut a trip through the busy city center to 4 minutes from half an hour by car.”
Monorail Projects Hit Obstacles – [12/01/15]
“The development of two major monorail projects in Indonesia — one in Jakarta and one in Bandung, West Java — could be facing serious constraints over difficulties in terms of financing and poor business feasibility.”
Bandung monorail to be launched soon – [08/08/14]
“The West Java provincial administration plans to host a soft launch of the Greater Bandung Monorail in September, pending the establishment of PT Jabar Monorel, a joint venture company that will oversee the project.”
Top architect uses role as mayor to transform Indonesian city – [07/04/14]
“Mr Kamil wants to build a monorail that is integrated with a Rio de Janeiro-style urban cable car system to ferry passengers from the hills that surround the city to the better-connected valleys. It will connect to a “skywalk” modelled on Hong Kong, which allows pedestrians to move around on raised walkways above the busy roads.”
Bandung monorail network plan unveiled – [03/04/14]
“Indonesia’s Panghegar Group and China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CNMIE) have released details of a five-line Rupiah 20 trillion ($US 1.76bn) monorail project for the Indonesian city of Bandung.”
Chinese company to build monorail in Indonesia – [30/07/13]
“The China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC), together with Indonesia’s Panghegar Group, will fund a 992 million USD project to build a monorail system in Indonesia’s West Java province.”