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Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport train stops operations

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /   02:51 pm
Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport train stops operations A woman takes a picture of the new airport train in Manggarai Train Depot, Nov. 24, 2017. The train operator PT Railink has decided to halt the operation of the Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport route starting Sunday. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Airport train operator PT Railink has halted the operations of the Bekasi-Soekarno Hatta airport route starting Sunday.

The firm’s spokesperson Dyah Suryandari said that the decision was aimed at optimizing the airport train's operations at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta as it will later function as the hub of airport trips.

“The operational halt is temporary. The company is looking for the possibility to reopen the route in the future,” said Diah on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

In addition to stopping operations to and from Bekasi, the company has also scrapped some departure schedules from several stations: BNI City station in Central Jakarta at 04:51 a.m.; Duri station in West Jakarta at 05:06 a.m. and Batu Ceper station in Tangerang at 05:25 a.m.

Raillink has also adjusted a number of schedules such as from Soekarno-Hatta airport to Jakarta set to depart at 10:50 p.m., from Batu Ceper station to Soekarno-Hatta airport at 11:03 p.m. and from Duri station to the airport at 11:26 p.m.

The airport train began operating in January 2018, initially at 50 trips daily with a 30-minute gap between each trip.

The railway spans 37.6 kilometers, with a 25.3 km track between Manggarai Station and Batuceper Station and a Railink-developed 12.3 km track from Batuceper to Soekarno-Hatta airport. (syk)