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KCI aims to serve 1.5 million passengers per day in 2020

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Depok   /   Thu, November 28, 2019   /  12:19 pm
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A commuter train stops at Cisauk Station, Tangerang in this undated file photo. PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI), which operates the commuter line, plans to add more trips, trains and tracks in order to serve 1.5 million passengers per day in 2020. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

Serving as the backbone of railway transportation in Greater Jakarta, PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI), which operates the commuter line, plans to add more trips, trains and tracks in order to serve 1.5 million passengers per day in 2020. In a discussion held last Friday, KCI president director Wiwik Widayanti said the company currently served up to 1 million passengers on 958 trips every day. “Starting in December, we will provide 1,057 trips per day with 90 loops. We will also increase our capacity by gradually phasing out SF8 trains and adding more SF10 and SF12,” she told the press. SF8, SF10 and SF12 are trains with eight, 10 and 12 cars, respectively. New trains will keep coming from Japanese train manufacturer JR East, with which the KCI has been bound to a train procurement partnership since 2018. “With more trips and more SF10 and SF12 trains, not...