Batam LRT is a proposed light rail transit system on Batam Island, Indonesia.
The Batam LRT will have two routes, from Batam Center to Tanjung Uncang and from Batu Ampar to Hang Nadim Airport. The $1.5 million investment project will see a 27.54 km route on the first line and 27.93 km on the second line (source).
Batam LRT Maps
[Map of Batam LRT.]
Official transport map showing the route of two lines.
Links and resources
Light Rail Transit (LRT) Batam [PDF] – Indonesia INvestment Forum 2021.
“The Batam LRT will connect Batam Hang Nadim International Airport to Sei Jodoh area via Muka Batam Centre area (phase-1). The purpose of the project is to provide a safe, fast and convenience public mass transportation in Batam and to reduce the economic losses due to traffic congestion which the value of time, fuel costs and health costs.”
Special Economic Zone– Batam LRT [PDF]
“The Batam LRT will be connecting Batam Centre area to Tanjung Uncang area via Muka Kuning area (phase-1) and for the next phase, Batam LRT line would be linked to Batu Ampar area and Batam Hang Nadim International Airport.”
The impact of LRT Batam technology selection on financial feasibility analysis [PDF]
“Batam continues to experience an increase in mobilization and economic growth rates. The aviability of an effective, eficient, and adequate transportation is the solution for mobilization and economic growth in Batam. Developing a Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Batam is the offered solution. However, developing LRT requires high initial cost, and with the limitation of government fund, private is expected to take part in PPP (Public Private Partnership) scheme for project financing. One of many aspect that influencing financial feasibility is LRT technology selection. In this research, the technology selection will compare between 2 LRT technology, Cattenary LRT System and Non Cattenary LRT System. Quantitative approach along with Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis is used in this research. Result shows that Cattenary LRT system gives better financial feasibility than Non Cattenary LRT system.”
Photos and videos
Stasiun Light Rail Transit LRT Kota Batam – [06/08/22]
Malaysia explores investment in Batam LRT – [16/01/24]
LRT Project in Batam enters feasibility study stage – [29/09/23]
Construction of proposed LRT system in Indonesia’s Batam slated to begin in mid-2024 – [17/05/23]
“We want to start with a line connecting the airport and Batam City Centre … In July, we will start the construction of Terminal 2 (of the Hang Nadim International Airport). We plan to build our station in between the existing terminal and the new terminal,”
49 years of BP Batam: Creating an investment hub in Asia Pacific [Advertorial] – [01/12/20]
“The Batam LRT will have two routes, from Batam Center to Tanjung Uncang and from Batu Ampar to Hang Nadim Airport. The $1.5 million investment project will see a 27.54 km route on the first line and 27.93 km on the second line.”