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Jakarta Post

Commuter line reports fewer delays in second week of new schedule

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 10, 2019   /  01:49 pm
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Commuters buy tickets at Sudirman Station on Jan. 10, 2015, as a commuter line officer looks on.PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)introduced a new schedule for trains serving Greater Jakarta at the start of December.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

When the commuter line operator introduced a new schedule for trains serving Greater Jakarta at the start of December, glitches resulted in many delays, causing confusion and frustration among stranded passengers.  PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) says it has overcome the problems and most trains departed on time Monday.  Under the new 2019 train route graphics schedule, KCI has increased its services to 1,057 trips a day using 90 trains, from 945 trips with 81 trains. The train service serves up to 1.2 million people a day commuting between Jakarta and the adjacent towns of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi. Poor preparations had clearly undermined the operator’s good intentions to offer better service. In the first three days of the new schedule’s implementation, trains were delayed, many for up to 30 minutes. By Dec. 5, the average delay time was cut ...