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More than 5,000 passengers overflow LRT daily trial run

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 14, 2019   /   12:29 pm
More than 5,000 passengers overflow LRT daily trial run The Jakarta LRT, which connects Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, is undergoing a trial run for the third time on June 11 to 21. (JP/David Caessarre)

The number of LRT Jakarta enthusiasts is above the target of 5,000 per day during its third trial run that will run until June 21, while the city administration is still undecided over commercial operations.

“Our target was 5,000 people per day, but since the first day [of the trial run] it has passed that amount,” Jakarta LRT spokesperson Santy Pradayini said on Thursday.

To ride the LRT during the trial, people were required to register online. 

“The number of people registering online or going directly to the station to try the LRT has been has been similarly massive,” she told tempo.co.

Santy added that people were curious about the services and facilities offered by the LRT.

This trial run is the third test, following the first trial during the Asian Games and the second in March. However, the management has not determined when commercial operations will start, as it depends on the Jakarta administration.

“So far the trail run has been going well,” said Santy.

Detailed data on the number of passengers during the LRT trial run is not yet available, she added..

The trial run goes through five stations - North Boulevard, South Boulevard, Pulomas, Equestrian and Velodrome – from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day with a headway of 10 minutes. (tru)