Indonesian Toll Road / Highways Projects : Cileunyi – Sumedang – Dawuan (Cisumdawu), West Java

This toll road connects Cileunyi (essentially, Bandung Megapolitan Area) with Sumedang and Dawuan in Sumedang and Majalengka districts respectively, at the Eastern side of Bandung. This project comes at a cost of breaking down the highland and cliffs between Bandung and Sumedang. A regular hell of traffic in Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang highway, especially in Cadas Pangeran, prompt the local officials and society to make a call to the Government for this project since many many years ago.

Jalan tol ini menghubungkan Cileunyi (lebih cocoknya, area Bandung Megapolitan) dengan Sumedang dan Dawuan di Kabupaten Sumedang dan Kabupaten Majalengka, di sisi timur Kota Bandung. Proyek ini dibangun dengan menyusuri dan menembus dataran tinggi dan perbukitan/pegunungan antara Bandung dan Sumedang terutama. Kemacetan lalu lintas yang parah di jalan raya antara Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang, terutama di Cadas Pangeran, membuat pemerintah setempat dan masyarakat terus-menerus meminta adanya jalan tol sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu,

Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan Toll Road
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My Diary : Tales from Train Journey Bandung – Jakarta / Naik Kereta Api Bandung – Jakarta

As opposed to my recent urban commuter train experiences, in this space I would like to share the moments during train journey from town to town, that is from Bandung (West Java) to Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.

For full photo gallery, please see gallery below this article

This story starts from Hall Railway Station, Bandung, West Java under a clear summery sky on Sunday 5th of January 2013. I purchased ticket for Executive Class, Argo Parahyangan Train that cost me IDR 90.000 (around US$ 8). As seen in the photo below, the train is quite nice and comfortable that one could sleep peacefully a 3-hours journey.

Bandung City Hall Railway Station.. Time stood still at 09.25 AM in the morning when I took this photo

Bandung City Hall Railway Station.. Time stood still at 09.25 AM in the morning when I took this photo

But as it has always to do with my behavior on a train journey, I almost never spent life on the seat as I elected to stand between the compartment doors to take pictures. Certainly that day’s inviting-weather courtesy of clear blue sky, white clouds, and warming sunshine at the day provided me a steady platform to take as much pictures as I can, even if them are taken through window glasses and just taken with mobile-phone camera

Door between the compartment where I spent the majority of time during my travel capturing scenes :)

Door between the compartment where I spent the majority of time during my travel capturing scenes 🙂

The surrounding Inside the train...you can see the seats rows

The surrounding Inside the train…you can see the seats rows

I choose not to write many paragraphs, instead my post rely on the story on each pictures that I captured consecutively during my travel. Moreover, I also decide to put pictures on a vertical display with medium size to give an ease for viewers to grab meaning of every stills I have posted here and also to make them as a timeline story. Risk is that the size of this post is very long that one need to scroll down a lot, but I as I stated above it is more useful to present them like this as you can check some pictures and leave the rest into a pictures gallery down under this very article.

1. Bandung – Cimahi – Padalarang
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The first part of the journey is from Bandung to Padalarang, a small city in the edge of Parahyangan Valley

Cimahi Residence as seen from the train

Cimahi Residence as seen from the train

Cimindi flyover in Cimahi... it was a hell of traffic before the fly over was built, as there is also a market in this place

Cimindi flyover in Cimahi… it was a hell of traffic before the fly over was built, as there is also a market in this place

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