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High costs leave Solo’s new railbus system idle

  • Kusumasari Ayuningtyas

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta | Sat, March 23 2013 | 11:18 am

PREMIUM The Batara Kresna Railbus commuter train serving Sukoharjo-Surakarta (Solo)-Yogyakarta has been idle for the last five months due to high operational costs and poor ticket sales.

Launched in July 2011 and starting regular operations in August 2012 with great fanfare, the system closed in November.

During its brief tenure, the railbus experienced continued financial losses, as passen...