Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Indonesia Aceh and Sumatra Railway Assessment

The railway transport in Aceh and North Sumatra provinces is under management of PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) Regional Division I North Sumatra, a state-owned company operating in Java and Sumatra islands. 

The railway from the border of Aceh-North Sumatra province in Besitang to Binjai city is no longer in function due to damage in several locations.  However the railway from Binjai to Medan is operational.

There is also a railway line of 28km from Medan to Kuala Namu International Airport.  The rail link between Medan and Kuala Namu International Airport is the first of its kind in the Republic of Indonesia.  Transit time is between 35-45 minutes and there are currently 15 scheduled services per day.

Railway Companies and Consortia

For information on Indonesia railway contact details, please see the following link:

4.2.8 Indonesia Railway Company Contact List

Capacity Table

Rail Operator Capacity


PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) Regional Division

Operates on (lines)

From Lhokseumawe City to Krueng Geukueh Sub-District:

14km only 12km passable

Max train length and/or pulling capacity

2 carriages

Locomotives (electric/diesel/steam)

1 diesel

Freight Wagons (covered) / size


Freight Wagons (flat bed) / size


Freight Wagons (high-sided)/size


Freight Wagons (drop-side)/size


Key Route Information

Standard Route Information


Route A

Lhokseumawe City to Krueng Geukueh

Track gauge

1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

Ruling gradient


Total track distance (single and/or double)

14, only 12km passable

Type of rail (weight and if welded or not)


Type of sleeper and fastenings


Total track travel time


Maintenance (Good, marginal, bad)


Companies-consortiums operating on line


Traffic frequency (monthly/weekly/daily)


Security (Good, marginal, bad)


Main stations (Add details below)


Key Stations

From Lhokseumawe City to Krueng Geukueh Sub-District 12 km is passable.