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Jakarta Post

Railway operator claims new system going well

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 22 2011   /  08:00 am

The Greater Jakarta branch of state railway operator PT Kereta Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) said that the new Commuter Line system launched two weeks ago was a success.

KCJ operational director Hendri Anom cited a passenger increase on the first day of the Commuter Line.

“Compared to previous numbers, we are seeing an increase after the new system’s implementation,” Hendri told a press conference on Thursday.

Under the Commuter Line system, KCJ stopped service on the Greater Jakarta express air-conditioned trains, which only stopped at a few major stations, making stops at all stations instead.

After the new system was implemented, there were only two commuter trains serving the urban areas: the commuter line and the subsidized economy train.

Hendri said that there had been a 14 percent increase in Commuter Line passengers, more than 300,000, along...