Alstom and PT MRT Jakarta collaborate to explore the development of future Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit
23 May 2022 – Alstom, the global leader in sustainable mobility solutions, and PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) (PT MRTJ), developer and operator of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network in Jakarta, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and explore the development of future MRT network phases in Jakarta.
This inaugural cooperation between Alstom and PT MRTJ will see both parties engaging in discussions and exchanging information related to suitable railway systems and procurement schemes for the MRT system in Jakarta.
By 2035, Jakarta aims to significantly expand its network to 235 kilometres to reduce traffic congestion while improving air quality in the densely-populated megacity. The next phase of this expansion includes MRT Phase 3 East-West Line, which will span 87 kilometres across the Greater Jakarta Region, comprising 40 stations.
Toby Tiberghien, Alstom’s Turnkey and Rolling Stock Director for East Asia, said: “Following our expanded footprint in Asia, we are delighted to take it to the next level and partner with PT MRTJ in exploring the development of future MRT lines in Jakarta. Drawing on our strengths and innovative technologies in implementing turnkey systems globally, and experience in various procurement structures, we are confident that this collaboration will lay a strong foundation for an efficient and sustainable urban transportation system for Jakarta.”
William Sabandar, PT MRTJ President Director, said: “The Memorandum of Understanding signing with a major global railway company like Alstom is a reflection of MRT Jakarta’s effort to present the future of transportation in Indonesia, even further, as an effort to present a new face of Jakarta being the future of a new and renewable economic centre in Indonesia. With Alstom, we will delve into a cooperation to build the most appropriate urban rail system for Jakarta, from the aspect of trains, signalling, to an efficient procurement scheme for equipment and services for MRT Jakarta.”
The MoU was inked on 17 May 2022 by Alstom’s pre-tendering support and marketing director Didier Valiere and PT MRTJ President Director William Sabandar, in the presence of Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to France Fernando Alwi and Governor of DKI Jakarta Province Anies Baswedan.
Under the agreement, Alstom will leverage its extensive experience in integrating complete urban transport systems that include rolling stock, signalling, infrastructure and services to support PT MRTJ in identifying suitable transport technologies and procurement schemes for its railway network expansion programme.
With over 40 years’ experience and 80 systems in commercial service worldwide, Alstom is the market lead for delivering integrated turnkey rail systems customised for every mobility need. This is backed by its full portfolio of capabilities and technologies to build the efficiency of the urban transport system, as well as the know-how and resources needed to implement turnkey solutions: from rolling stock and infrastructure to signalling and information systems and maintenance. Alstom’s references include integrated metro systems for Dubai, Hanoi, Montreal, Panama, Riyadh, Singapore and Taipei.