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Depok reroutes public transportation to support MRT, LRT

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 17, 2018   /   04:16 pm
Depok reroutes public transportation to support MRT, LRT Several 'angkot' (public minivans) park in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Jan. 23. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

Depok has prepared a special angkot (public minivan) route to serve as a feeder service for the MRT station in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, among other rerouting of the West Java city’s public transportation to support the MRT and light rapid transit (LRT).

Depok Transportation Agency transport unit head Anton Tofani Muharram said on Monday that the new Mikrolet 102 route would start at Sawangan bus terminal and travel via Limo and Cinere before ending at Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta, and vice versa.

“[We’ve received the] permit from the BPTJ [Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency]…,” Anton said as reported by tempo.co.

He said the agency had also prepared additional feeder routes for the LRT station in Cibubur, East Jakarta.

“The central government and LRT operator must help us to provide stopping areas for passengers to get off and on,” Anton said.

Depok Transportation Agency head Dadang Wihana said the agency would also modify the existing angkot routes to serve LRT stations in Jakarta, Bogor and Depok.

“These routes will become feeders for the Cibubur LRT station,” Dadang said.

Previously, the BPTJ asked transportation agencies in Greater Jakarta to reroute their public transportation to support the MRT and LRT routes.

The MRT is expected to start operating in March 2019, while the LRT in Jakarta is expected to begin operating in January 2019. (ami)