A plan for a tram in Medan
China-led Jakarta-Bandung rail project stumbles, flying taxis, a new light rail to Suvarnabhumi, and a big plan for electric vehicle charging stations for HCMC.
Greetings from Saigon! I’m back in Vietnam after leaving in a hurry in August last year. The country has now reopened, and it is relatively easy to enter (no quarantine or testing at the airport). I can only get a one month visa though, so I will be packing in as much research for Future Southeast Asia while I am here.
This week I continue the exploration of proposed urban rail transit systems of Southeast Asia. Indonesia is leading the charge with building provincial rail systems, having already built a line in Palembang. Medan might be the next city in Sumatra to get a transit line. In fact, Medan already has an airport rail link, so they already have a record of getting railways built.
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