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''It's about time': Transjakarta electric bus first trial ends with optimism

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, June 8, 2019   /  03:54 pm
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An electric bus produced for Transjakarta is displayed during the 8th Busworld South East Asia Exhibition Bus in the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, in March.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Families and holiday travelers alike lined up from at 8 a.m. near the North entrance of the National Monument (Monas), Central Jakarta, to experience the final trial run of the Transjakarta electric buses on June 8. The first phase of the trial run, in which the buses were operated in parks, ended on June 9, with the second phase of the trial, named the "operational trial" by Transjakarta, to commence on the city’s street with an expanded fleet. The bus was introduced on May 18 at Monas and was tested in various tourist attractions over the past few weeks including Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta and Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, North Jakarta. Read also: Transjakarta invites bus operators to stage electric bus trials For the final run, Transjakarta brought the bus back to Monas on Saturday for people to enjoy during the last ...