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Indonesia launches rail service from Jakarta to country's largest airport

Soekarno-Hatta connected with capital in one hour in effort to tackle gridlock

Passengers board the new train bound for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at the Sudirman Baru station in central Jakarta. (Photo by Erwida Maulia)

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's main aviation hub opened a new railway service to Jakarta on Tuesday, in an effort to tackle massive traffic congestion that has choked the city's roads and highways for years. Jakarta had been one of the few Asian capitals lacking a rail connection to its main airport.

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