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Jakarta Post

Bekasi residents say bon voyage to airport train as company scraps service

  • Maria Michelle Angela

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 14, 2019   /  08:34 am
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Passengers at Bekasi Station in West Java pass a banner on Wednesday stating that, starting Sept. 8, the station no longer serves for airport train trips to and from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.(JP/P.J. Leo)

College student Geofanni Nerissa, 20, could not contain her disappointment over the news that the airport train service provided by operator PT Railink will stop operations from Bekasi, West Java, to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. Having used it several times, she lauded the airport train for its excellent service and affordable price. “I’m quite disappointed about this news. For me, personally, the airport train is the best mode of transportation to Soekarno-Hatta Airport,” the East Bekasi resident said on Friday. She added that the train was her preferred option not only for its good service and comfortable cars but also its punctuality, which helped her manage her schedule when catching flights. Although she admitted to sometimes using her family’s car to get to the airport, she said she needed to plan for more time if sh...