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Palembang Light Rail Transit System

Project Overview

Extending 23.4 km with 13 stations and a depot, the Palembang LRT connects Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport and Jakabaring Sport Centre, reducing travelling time between these locations by 30-40 minutes.

SMEC’s work has been of a high standard, well planned and implemented through the initial design work, assisting the Client with administration procurement issues and then with construction management and supervision tasks.”
- Representatives of the Directorate General of Railways (DGR), Ministry of Transportation.

In addition to supporting access to the 2018 Asian Games, the Palembang LRT provides much-needed relief from congestion for both locals and visitors to Palembang. SMEC is currently supervising the construction of the Jabodebek LRT project, which when completed will become the first driverless LRT system in the country, connecting Jakarta city center with suburbs in the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Region such as Bogor, Depok and Bekasi.

Our Role

SMEC supervised the construction of Indonesia’s first Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, the Palembang LRT, in South Sumatera Province.

SMEC’s scope of work included the design review, identification of opportunities for cost savings and faster construction through value engineering. A team of close to 100 people, including local and international specialists, were absorbed by the mammoth project for 27 months.

The design and construction of critical components of the project, including the bridge over the Musi River, LRT stations and depot, were fast-tracked to ensure the LRT was operational prior to the start of the 2018 Asian Games in June 2018.

The remaining works were completed by May 2019.

Technical Area:
Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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