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Sky bridge operation aims to boost LRT Jakarta connectivity

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 26, 2019   /   07:39 pm
Sky bridge operation aims to boost LRT Jakarta connectivity A man walks on a newly opened sky bridge that connects LRT Jakarta Velodrome Station to a Transjakarta bus stop in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on July 26. The sky bridge was opened to the public on Friday to facilitate LRT passengers continuing their journeys to the city center. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The long-anticipated sky bridge that connects LRT Jakarta Velodrome Station to the Transjakarta Pemuda bus stop in Rawamangun, East Jakarta was opened to the public on Friday, marking the official integration of the two city-owned transportation services aimed to facilitate passengers.

The sky bridge provides connectivity for passengers traveling with LRT Jakarta, which spans 5.8 kilometers from Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Velodrome in East Jakarta, to get on Transjakarta service to reach Dukuh Atas in Central Jakarta.

“The connectivity also boosts route integration between LRT Jakarta and Transjakarta, for example to Corridor 4 of Transjakarta, which serves Pulo Gadung to Dukuh Atas,” PT LRT Jakarta president director Allan Tandiono on Friday as reported by kompas.com.

The integration could also cut travel time to less than one hour for Kelapa Gading residents to reach Dukuh Atas. In the largest transportation hub in Jakarta, passengers may then continue their trip to any destination with other means of public transportation in Dukuh Atas.

The sky bridge operates in accordance with LRT Jakarta operational hours, from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday.

A free public trial for LRT Jakarta began on June 11. The trial aims to ensure the operational readiness of the light rail public transportation.

Despite the completion of the facilities, the Jakarta administration has yet to announce when it will be officially open to the public.