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Jakarta Post

City launches two busway routes

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 2 2011   /  09:21 am

After months of delay, the city administration on Friday finally opened two new TransJakarta bus rapid transit routes, corridors IX and X.Corridor IX connects Pinang Ranti in East Jakarta and Pluit in North Jakarta, and corridor X runs between Cililitan in South Jakarta and Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta.Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said the two new routes were capable of handling 50,000 passengers a day, a figure he admitted did not go far enough in solving Jakarta’s traffic woes.“The TransJakarta system is a part of solution to solve the problem of traffic congestion,” Fauzi said during the inauguration ceremony at a TransJakarta busway shelter along corridor IX in Tomang, West Jakarta.The two new corridors will be served by 94 buses, bringing to 520 the size of the TransJakarta fleet.
Corridor IX’s 69 regular buses and eight articulated buses will ply a route with 29 shelter...