Jakarta

5 new stations to be built
for commuter trains

Commuter-line operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) is planning to build five new train stations and revive three others.

KCJ spokesman Makmur Syaheran said on Tuesday that the five stations would be built in Roxy (Central Jakarta), Matraman (East Jakarta), Tomang (West Jakarta), Bandengan (North Jakarta) and Kebon Pedes (Bogor).

The old stations that will be refurbished were Mampangbaru, Grogol and Tanah Tinggi stations.

"This is part of a plan to develop electric-powered trains (KRL) in the Greater Jakarta area, which includes revitalizing 17 stations in that area with the largest population of passengers," Makmur said, as quoted by kompas.com.

Three stations that would be revitalized were Rawabuntu Station, Sudimara Station and Jurangmangu Station, all in South Tangerang.

"We're also going to extend the platforms to increase our passenger capacity. Right now, the platforms are less than 220 meters long," Makmur said.

The KCJ will also build elevated tracks from Jatinegara Station to Rajawali Station. The goal is to separate the KRLs operating between Jatinegara and Tanjung Priok from the long-distance trains that only carry goods. It is expected that this can make train movements in those areas more efficient.

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