Medan Kuala Namu Railink U34: Medan City Railink Station to Medan Kuala Namu International Airport by Airport Train

After a quick supermarket visit to buy Salted Egg Indomie after arriving from the KA Putri Deli Siang U53 from Tanjung Balai, it was time to head to the airport to catch my flight back to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I opted to get on the Railink (no surprises there) as it is the fastest way … Continue reading Medan Kuala Namu Railink U34: Medan City Railink Station to Medan Kuala Namu International Airport by Airport Train

KA Sri Lelawangsa U71: Binjai to Medan by Train (Feeder Putri Deli)

Immediately after arriving from the Sri Lelawangsa U72, I headed back to Medan with the same train, the Sri Lelawangsa U71, as I had somewhere else to go to in the afternoon. Thankfully, with the loco-hauled train, it offered me additional time to exit the station and snap some photos before proceeding to buy my ticket as … Continue reading KA Sri Lelawangsa U71: Binjai to Medan by Train (Feeder Putri Deli)

KA Sri Lelawangsa U72: Medan to Binjai by Train (Feeder Putri Deli)

The Sri Lelawangsa is Medan's only commuter rail service linking the towns of Medan and Binjai, with no intermediate stops. 12 pairs of trains run daily with an average frequency of 90 minutes. For this trip, I was targeting mainly to ride on the KRDI on this service, but unfortunately, it was not available on that … Continue reading KA Sri Lelawangsa U72: Medan to Binjai by Train (Feeder Putri Deli)

Medan Kuala Namu Railink U13: Medan Kuala Namu International Airport to Medan City Railink Station by Airport Train

From my early arrival with Indonesia AirAsia QZ125 from KL, I rushed off to the Airport Railway Station at Kuala Namu Interntional Airport in the hopes of getting an earlier train which will save me an hour of waiting time. While it's the same Railink company as Jakarta, trains in Medan are less frequent during non-peak … Continue reading Medan Kuala Namu Railink U13: Medan Kuala Namu International Airport to Medan City Railink Station by Airport Train

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

After a short 2-night stay in Padang, it was time to head back in the morning of the third day. I had two options to get to the airport - the Minangbakau Express which will get me there more than 2 hours early for my flight, or a Grab to the airport which would be … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express: Padang (Simpang Haru) to Minangkabau International Airport (BIM) by Train

Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

With slightly more than 3 hours to wait for the return train back to Lubuk Alung, it was more than enough time for me to explore a small section of the rack-and-pinion railway which used to take passengers all the way to Sawahlunto just after Kayu Tanam Railway Station. I would have loved to continue … Continue reading Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

The Railbus Lembah Anai is the third railbus service in Indonesia, plying the partially revived line between Lubuk Alung and Kayu Tanam. This service provides a Public Service Obligation (PSO) link to the smaller towns on the way to Bukit Tinggi as far as possible, up till the start of the disused rack-and-pinion railway after Kayu Tanam … Continue reading Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train