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Manggarai Station to become Jakarta’s largest train hub

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13 2019   /  12:41 am
Check and recheck: A worker inspects an airport train at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta on Nov. 24, 2017.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Check and recheck: A worker inspects an airport train at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta on Nov. 24, 2017.(JP/Seto Wardhana)With major construction work being undertaken at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta, the thousands of commuters stopping at the station every day would never guess it was marking its 105th anniversary this year.Claudia Angel, 19, who regularly takes the commuter line from Bogor in West Java to Mangga Dua in North Jakarta for work, said she had noticed the station was undergoing major renovation and improvements had been felt. She expressed hope that services would improve, such as in reduced waiting times for commuters.“The station is more comfortable and organized now so it's no longer easy to get lost,” Claudia said.Since it was built in 1913 during the Dutch colonial era, the station has been a hub from which to travel from Jakarta, then known as Batavia, ...