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LRT Jakarta kicks off commercial operations for shoppers, cyclists, horse riders

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  01:17 am
Pay up: Passengers disembark from an LRT train at the Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Sunday. The LRT Jakarta has started commercial operations after a nearly five-month free trial run.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Pay up: Passengers disembark from an LRT train at the Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Sunday. The LRT Jakarta has started commercial operations after a nearly five-month free trial run.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)A new Jakarta LRT line went live on Sunday with endorsements from weekend passengers, but questions linger about who this 6-kilometer service is intended for.There was no big fanfare at the launch. Not even Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan was present. PT LRT Jakarta acting president director Wijanarko led the modest ceremony at the Velodrome station.The new Jakarta LRT line links Pegangsaan Dua Station by the Kelapa Gading housing and shopping complex in North Jakarta with the Velodrome in East Jakarta, with four stops in between: Equisterian, Pulomas, South Boulevard and North Boulevard.At Pegangsaan Dua, 343 paying passengers boarded the train in the first ei...