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Testing, commissioning running well: MRT management

  • Fachrul Sidiq
    Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, August 13, 2018 | 06:00 pm
Testing, commissioning running well: MRT management A worker checks on the construction of the MRT at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on June 25. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Less than a year before the official kickoff of its commercial operation, the MRT in Jakarta has begun the testing and commissioning of its operation, which the operator says is satisfactory. 

The testing and commissioning part is in the early phase in a series of trial runs the operator has planned before its official operation in March. 

MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said since its first test on Aug. 9, which aimed to see the readiness of its train, signaling system and tracks, did not face any significant obstacles.

 

Hari kedua dan ketiga uji jalan kereta pertama MRT Jakarta berjalan dengan baik. Saya berkesempatan memonitor langsung kegiatan ini, baik kemarin dari dalam kereta maupun hari ini dari luar kereta. Luar biasa semangat dan kegigihan dari tim MRT Jakarta dan seluruh pekerja yang terlibat dalam kegiatan ini. Kemarin sore, uji jalan kereta pertama ini telah berhasil mencapai Stasiun Cipete, artinya telah melewati Stasiun Lebak Bulus dan Stasiun Fatmawati. Secara bertahap minggu depan uji jalan ini akan diteruskan ke Blok M dan ke Bundaran HI yg diperkirakan pada minggu ketiga dan keempat Agustus. Semoga uji jalan kereta pertama ini dapat berjalan dengan baik. Terima kasih atas dukungan semua pihak atas berjalannya kegiatan ini secara tepat waktu. Kepada segenap tim dan pekerja, terima kasih banyak atas kerja gigih anda semua. Maju terus #mrtj #mrtjkt #mrtjakarta #ubahjakarta

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“Tests will be conducted every day until its official operation. So far, there have not been any negative reports, but we’ll see,” he said on Monday. The first phase of the MRT spans from Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta. 

He added that during the first few days, the train moved at slow speeds, which was then gradually increased.

William said authorities from the Jakarta administration have begun discussing fares for the MRT. 

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