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Island focus: Train jumps railway tracks in Bandung

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 25 2018   /  12:41 am

The Argo Parahyangan executive train traveling from Jakarta jumped the railway track as it entered Bandung station on Wednesday.

“The train had almost stopped when the incident occurred at 8:39 a.m. local time,” said Joni Martinus, the public relations division manager of II Regional Operation (Daop) Bandung of state-owned railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI).

Departing from Jakarta at 5:05 a.m., the train carried 475 passengers in 10 cars. When the train was about to enter Line 6 where the passengers were to disembark, the first three passenger cars suddenly jumped the railway tracks.

“The cars jumped the railway tracks at an angle,” said Joni, adding that there were no fatalities.

KAI Daop II Bandung apologized to all passengers who had to walk across the railway tracks to enter the station.

Joni said the incident did not cause any trai...