Host: Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Mud eruption in Porong, 40 km South of Surabaya frequently submerged existing railway track. Government of Indonesia planed to relocate the track to the safer route. Initial route positioned at 2.2 km. west of the eruption centre, while the distance of the revised route to the eruption centre is 8 km. Construction of railways at existing defunct railway track Sidoarjo-Tarik and some facilities had been done in 2008 while the next 18 km targeted for 2010 still need land acquisition.