The first railway line in Indonesia began operations on August 10, 1867 in Central Java. By May 21, 1873, the line had connected three main cities in the region, i.e. [Semarang], Solo and Yogyakarta. This line was operated by a private company, Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS: Netherlands East Indies Railway Company).
The liberal Dutch government of the era was then reluctant to build its own railway, preferring to give a free rein to private enterprises. However, private railways could not provide the expected return of investment (even NIS required some financial assistance from the government), and the Dutch Ministry of Colonies finally approved a state railway system, the Staatsspoorwegen (State Railway), extending from Buitenzorg (now Bogor) in the west, to Surabaya in the east. Construction began from both ends, the first line (from Surabaya) being opened on May 16, 1878, and both cities were connected by 1894.
With Indonesia's full independence in 1949, the separate systems (except the Deli Railway) were combined into the Djawatan Kereta Api. Non-state railway systems in Java retained their paper existence until 1958, when all railway lines in Indonesia were nationalized, including the Deli Railway, thereby creating the Perusahaan Negara Kereta Api (PNKA: State Railway Corporation).
On September 15, 1971, PNKA was reorganised into Perusahaan Jawatan Kereta Api (Railway Bureau Corporation), in turn reorganised into Perumka (Perusahaan Umum Kereta Api: Public Railway Corporation) on January 2, 1991. Perumka was transformed into PT Kereta Api (Persero) on June 1, 1999.
PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) is a company engaged in the largest transport services in Indonesia, which prioritizes professionalism and performance, providing an opportunity for Indonesia's best candidates to build careers and companies with the needs and qualifications as follows:
External Recruitment for D3 and S1 Graduates
Closing Date : 16 December 2011
- Indonesian citizen
- Maximum age 35 years (S1) and 30 years (D3) as per 30 November 2011
- Graduates from university with accreditation level A, with minimum GPA 2.95
- Minimum height 160 cm (male) and 155 cm (female), with proportional weight
For those interested candidates, detailed info can be found in the following link: