Hundreds of people claiming to be passengers
who failed in their efforts to buy train tickets staged a protest at
Tigaraksa Station on Tuesday, blocking the railroads heading to and
They covered the tracks with wooden blocks, chairs,
stones and anything else they could find, leaving passengers stranded
at several stations along the commuter line service.
Supri, one of the protesters, said most of them had failed to get
tickets from the stations of Daru and Tenjo due to the newly applied
passenger limitation policy.
“The new train regulation limits the tickets to sell and cuts the
number of cars so that many of us are left without transport, but we
need to go to work,” he said.
The protesters later made Tigaraksa Station chief Yodi Ismanto sign
a letter stating that the station would return to the previous ticket
Starting on Tuesday, the stations should have applied a train passenger
limitation policy limiting the number of passengers to 150 percent of
the train's capacity, to ensure safety.