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Jakarta Post

Truck stalls at railway crossing, disrupts Commuter train service

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 10, 2019   /   12:02 pm
Truck stalls at railway crossing, disrupts Commuter train service The engine of a flatbed truck transporting heavy equipment suddenly cut out on the evening of Jan. 9 at a railway crossing between Tambun and Bekasi stations in West Java, disrupting the Commuter Line train service during rush hour on Thursday morning. (PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia/-)

A flatbed truck whose engine cut out at a railway crossing disrupted the Commuter Line service on Thursday morning between Bekasi and Cikarang in West Java. 

The truck, which was transporting heavy equipment, stalled while crossing the railway between Tambun and Bekasi stations on Wednesday evening. 

“Since 2:20 a.m. [early Thursday morning], we have made various attempts. At 6:10 a.m., we cut the electricity supply to Bekasi station to aid the [removal] process,” said spokesperson Eva Chaerunisa of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI), which operates the Commuter Line.

The incident disrupted the service along the route, as the operator had to divert all trains to use one track. Commuters were advised to temporarily take other means of transportation during the morning rush hour.

Eva said the truck was finally towed off the tracks at around 10 a.m., and the Commuter Line resumed normal services along the route. (fac)