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LRT Jakarta runs daily trials despite setbacks

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 30 2018   /  01:33 am

Ready to run: A light rapid transit (LRT) train is ready to depart for a test run from Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/David Caessarre)About 10 meters above the ground, a silver train glided on elevated light rapid transit (LRT) railway connecting Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, and Kelapa Gading Station in North Jakarta.

It seemed to shine under the sunlight, an effect made brighter by the electric white light coming from inside the cars.

Since failing to launch its operations for the Asian Games, PT LRT Jakarta has conducted test runs on the LRT almost every day.

The 5.8-kilometer trip on Wednesday started at 2:30 p.m. and only took 15 minutes.

It was led by 22-year-old driver Sadiyah Utami.

Sadiyah got out of the driver’s seat with a smile after successfully stopping the train at the exact desired...