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After fare hike, commuters ask for more from rail operator

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni and Multa Fidrus

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 2 2012   /  09:36 am
Separate service: Women travel on a Bogor-Kota commuter train on Monday. Commuter network operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek launched its special women-only train on Oct. 1.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Separate service: Women travel on a Bogor-Kota commuter train on Monday. Commuter network operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek launched its special women-only train on Oct. 1.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) raised fares by Rp 2,000 (20 US cents) on its air-conditioned commuter trains on Monday. One straphanger, however, said that the state-owned railway company had a long way to go to improve services.

Wina Willy, 28, who commutes from Cilebut Station in Bogor, West Java, to Jakarta, said that the air conditioning in her coach was not working on Monday.

“The fare for commuters has increased but at the same time the air conditioner was broken. All the passengers were sweltering due to the heat. Some young ladies fainted,” Wina said.

Another commuter, Endang Susilowati, said that she had no other choice.

“Even though the regular ...