Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)

From the Chuo-Sobu Line platforms, I headed up to the Musashino Line platforms to hopefully catch a glimpse of, and if time permitted, to get a ride on the rare Musashino Line 205 Series still in active service before they get shipped off to Indonesia to be spammed and lengthened on the Kereta Commuter Indonesia instead. … Continue reading Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)

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KA Sri Lelawangsa U69: Binjai to Medan by Train (Feeder Sri Bilah – Bisnis Class)

Coming in from the Sri Lelawangsa U70, I headed back by the immediate departure of Sri Lelawangsa U69 in order to seure a trip on Bisnis class again, and also to connect safely to my next train to Siantar later in the afternoon. Heading back into the station after arriving just a few minutes ago. … Continue reading KA Sri Lelawangsa U69: Binjai to Medan by Train (Feeder Sri Bilah – Bisnis Class)

KA Sri Lelawangsa U70: Medan to Binjai by Train (Feeder Sri Bilah – Bisnis Class)

The Sri Lelawangsa is a series of commuter trains linking the towns of Medan and Binjai every 90 minutes or so. While a dedicated DMU or KRD set used to serve this line, the two sets have been out of service for quite some time. As such, services are now formed of idling rakes of … Continue reading KA Sri Lelawangsa U70: Medan to Binjai by Train (Feeder Sri Bilah – Bisnis Class)

SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Airport Train

I had visited the KAI EXPO held from 3 to 4 November at ICE BSD Tangerang during my trip to have a look at PT KAI's biggest PR event of the year with plenty of booths to learn more about trains as well as to see what were the attractive discounted prices by agents. I … Continue reading SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Airport Train

KA Argo Bromo Anggrek 2L: Jakarta Gambir to Surabaya Pasar Turi by Luxury Sleeper Train – The Best Train Seat in ASEAN

For this Indonesia trip, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to try out what could arguably be the most discussed topic of Indonesian railways in 2018 - Indonesia's first "sleeper train". While I did not get into Jakarta in time to get the promotional fares, my journey on the Luxury Sleeper Train on the full … Continue reading KA Argo Bromo Anggrek 2L: Jakarta Gambir to Surabaya Pasar Turi by Luxury Sleeper Train – The Best Train Seat in ASEAN

KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

With the on time arrival of my AirAsia flight from KL , I had a comfortable 1 hour to clear immigration and catch the Minangkabau Express to the city. Despite being the third airport link in Indonesia, the Minangkabau Express does not charge a premium Railink rate, but rather, just a slightly higher fare than normal … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

The Minangkabau Express is Indonesia's third airport rail link after Medan's ARS Kualanamu and Jakarta's ARS Soekarno-Hatta. The service commenced operations on 1 May 2018, with President Joko Widodo officially inaugurating the line on 21 May 2018. Having predicted the opening date of the Minangkabau Express early this year, I purchased myself a cheap ticket on Indonesia AirAsia … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

KA Sribilah Pagi: Rantau Prapat to Medan by Train

The U43 KA Sribilah Pagi is a day train service running from Rantau Prapat to Medan departing Rantau Prapat daily at 7.20am and arriving in Medan at 1.15pm. It is also the only northbound train service which offers a full-daylight journey, with the other 3 trains crossing into sunset or running in nighttime. Rantau Prapat is the southernmost station in Divre I. … Continue reading KA Sribilah Pagi: Rantau Prapat to Medan by Train