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Jakarta Post

LRT public trial fully booked all week

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 12, 2019   /  06:30 am
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An LRT train travels from Kelapa Gading to Velodrome Station in Jakarta during a trial run on Feb. 25. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Thousands of passengers have registered to be among the first to try the new LRT Jakarta, with the public trial run kicking off on Tuesday.   Long queues were seen at LRT stations, as Jakartans and holidaymakers flocked to ride on the city’s newest mode of transportation. During the trial run, passengers can enjoy free rides from South Boulevard Station in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, to Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, from 5.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday, with a headway of 10 minutes. “The train is comfortable. The only downside is that [the route] is too short,” said Yola, a passenger from Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. “When the LRT reaches Depok and Bogor [south of Jakarta in West Java], I will ride it more frequently.” Another passenger, Nurul, a student at the University of Indonesia in Depok said she would ride the L...