Construction of Indonesia's high-speed rail, the first in South-east Asia, hits halfway mark

The high-speed rail is expected to travel at speeds of up to 350kmh, with two stops between Jakarta and Bandung. PHOTO: PT KERETA CEPAT INDONESIA CHINA
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JAKARTA - Business development officer Silvia Wijaya takes a minivan shuttle from her office in Central Jakarta every other Friday, arriving at her home town of Bandung 3½ hours later to see her family.

On rainy days, when the traffic worsens, the trip to the bustling capital of West Java province can last for five hours or more.

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