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Train stations provide co-working spaces, more facilities for Idul Fitri travelers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 21, 2019   /   12:31 pm
Train stations provide co-working spaces, more facilities for Idul Fitri travelers People enter Pasar Senen train station in Central Jakarta recently as the exodus for Idul Fitri begins this year. (JP/P.J. Leo)

State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has provided a co-working space in Gambir Station in Central Jakarta, one of the additional facilities set up in train stations for travelers during the 2019 Idul Fitri exodus.

“The co-working space is an area prepared for passengers to conduct their work in the station,” the executive vice president of PT KAI’s operational region (DAOP) I, Dadan R. Rudiansyah, said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.

The co-working space in Gambir station is an air-conditioned room equipped with chairs and desks for 20 people, internet access, a charging station and mineral water.

Moreover, Dadan said the company also provided nature-themed waiting rooms for passengers to feel more comfortable when waiting for their trains.

Similar waiting rooms are also provided in the Pasar Senen train station in Central Jakarta. PT KAI has completed renovations to the zone 3 area, which is now 1,700 square meters in size, an increase from the previous 950 sq m. The number of seats has also been increased from 80 to 700.

In addition, Dadan said that the company provided 92 chairs in the area beyond the boarding gate for use by passengers waiting for their trains to depart. The chairs near the platform are meant to prevent travelers from sleeping on the floor while waiting for their trains, as has happened during previous exoduses, he added.