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Jakarta Post

MRT accessibility in spotlight ahead of launch

  • Ghina Ghaliya Quddus

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 18 2019   /  01:14 am

While thousands of passengers have hailed their experiences in the trial run of the country’s first-ever modern subway system, MRT Jakarta, others have questioned the lack of supporting facilities for the service such as parking and sidewalks. Taking his first MRT trip on Thursday, Rasis Maulana said he left his motorcycle at his home in Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten as he registered himself to try the new train-based transportation.“There is no official MRT parking lot in Lebak Bulus station as far as I can see. I took an online motorcycle taxi from my home to the station as it is only 3 kilometers away,” the 25-year-old told The Jakarta Post. Another resident Ramadhani Fasna, 26 ended up missing out on her trial run on Wednesday.“I searched for a parking space [in Lebak Bulus and Fatmawati stations], but I couldn’t find one near either station. So I decided to continue dri...