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Skybridge to mark integration between LRT, Transjakarta

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 12, 2019   /   03:26 pm
Skybridge to mark integration between LRT, Transjakarta The Jakarta light rapid transit (LRT) service, which connects Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, is to begin operating in April. (JP/David Caessarre)

Passengers traveling with the light rail transit (LRT) service will be able to directly hop onto a Transjakarta bus as the construction of a skybridge is under way to connect the two stations. 

The skybridge, which is expected to be completed in April, will connect the Jakarta International Velodrome station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta to the Pemuda bus stop.

The LRT service will span 5.8 kilometers connecting the velodrome to Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta.

When the LRT begins commercial operations in April, commuters can continue their trips with the bus service, which has extensive coverage across the city. 

A trip from Kelapa Gading to Dukuh Atas in Central Jakarta, for instance, will take around 45 minutes.

The two city-run public transportation operators are also working to integrate a payment method under Jak Lingko, which aims to integrate all public transportation services in Jakarta with its one-fare scheme.

The Jakarta administration has yet to determine the fare for the LRT service, but has repeatedly claimed that it would be cheaper than traveling with app-based ride-hailing services. 

“Apart from service integration, the cooperation between the LRT and Transjakarta includes training to develop our human capital,” Allan Tandiono, PT LRT Jakarta president director, said on Friday. 

Allan said the service would pay attention to hospitality, hence his office had recruited young people who had experience in the hospitality industry. 

As many as 32 staffers from hospitality and operation divisions will take part in a Transjakarta five-day internship to get hands-on experience in dealing with transportation services.