The Jakarta Post
Commuter line passengers at five stations would soon not be able to buy one-day trip tickets (THB) as the operator has decided to scrap the service on Aug. 1.
PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) plans to remove the one-day trip ticket service for the Greater Jakarta commuter train (KRL) at the Sudirman, Palmerah, Taman Kota, Cikini and University of Indonesia stations.
PT KCI spokeswoman Anne Purba said on Monday that the policy change would be enacted in those five stations since most of the passengers who travel from them use multitrip tickets (KMT) and electronic money cards from banks instead of the one-day trip tickets.
“Our data shows that about 90 percent of recorded passengers in the five stations have used multitrip and electronic money cards to ride the commuter trains. We appreciate this trend since it helps us to reduce the queues at the ticket booths,” said Anne to kompas.com.
Anne added that the company hoped the policy change would reduce the queues for purchasing tickets at the stations.
However, Anne said that in terms of access, tapping to get in and out of the five stations would still be possible using one-day trip tickets.
“For example, if a passenger purchased a one-day ticket at Jakarta Kota Station, he will still be able to tap out at the five stations. Furthermore, a passenger who purchased a round-trip one-day ticket at Jakarta Kota can also tap in at the five stations to return.
The purchase and top-up of KMT tickets are available at all KRL stations for a cost of Rp 30,000 (US$2.10).
Passengers can also redeem their KMT card balances at all commuter stations. (bry)