Success Factors of the Asia and Europe High Speed Rail: Lesson Learned for Indonesia as the Massive Strategy Services

International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(3), 2019, pp. 1277-1288

12 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2019

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Aleksander Purba

Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia

Fumihiko Nakamura

Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan

John Tampil Purba

Management Department, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci, Banten 15811, Indonesia

Chatarina Niken DWSBU

Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

Southeast Asia might have its first high-speed rail (HSR) project in the next few years. Located in Indonesia, this project is expected to connect Indonesia’s capital Jakarta with the neighboring city Bandung in around 150 kilometers of distance. Proponents and critics have been addressed to this plan but only small amount of research has been conducted to examine HSR’s operating system in Asia and Europe and the rate of success of HSR implementation in Indonesia. The objective of this paper is to provide an estimate of the total cost of building, operating and maintaining a HSR with technical characteristics and the supply and demand conditions based on Asia and Europe experiences. Although the calculation formula provides a lower bound to the actual cost, this expression summarizes the critical factors that must be taken into account when analyzing the costs of HSR lines. These include the line length, the number of trains needed to respond to the demand, train capacity, average distance and the corresponding unit costs. This understanding is very important and meaningful for Indonesia’s future projects as it will lead to a better analysis of the expected construction and operating costs. Moreover, the number of passengers to be transported that are differentiated by economic and geographic conditions, and becomes the urgently service delivery to the nation people. This paper also provides suggestions and recommendations toward the government in considering the total service community.

Keywords: Asia and Europe, critical factor, high-speed rail, Indonesia, total costs

Suggested Citation

Purba, Aleksander and Nakamura, Fumihiko and Purba, John Tampil and Niken DWSBU, Chatarina, Success Factors of the Asia and Europe High Speed Rail: Lesson Learned for Indonesia as the Massive Strategy Services (March 2019). International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(3), 2019, pp. 1277-1288, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3456592

Aleksander Purba (Contact Author)

Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia ( email )

Bandar
Indonesia

Fumihiko Nakamura

Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan ( email )

Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-Ku, Yokohama
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan

John Tampil Purba

Management Department, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci, Banten 15811, Indonesia ( email )

Jl. M.H. Thamrin Boulevard
Tangerang, Banten, East Java 15811
Indonesia

Chatarina Niken DWSBU

Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Lampung, Bandar Lampung 35145, Indonesia ( email )

Bandar
Indonesia

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