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Maintenance work halting commuter train service to Kota Station for 10 days

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 11, 2020   /   05:14 pm
Maintenance work halting commuter train service to Kota Station for 10 days Two Commuter Line trains stop at Cilebut Station in Bogor regency, West Java, on March 12, 2019. (JP/Arif Firmansyah)

Commuter trains operating from Bogor, Depok, Cikarang and Bekasi that are usually bound for Kota Station in West Jakarta are to end their journeys at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta before returning to their respective stations of origin from Feb. 13 to 23.

State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) said the measure was necessary because maintenance work was needed on railroad switches at Gambir Station and Kota Station.

“We need a [temporary] operation pattern to ensure safety and anticipate train queues between Cikini Station and Jakarta Kota Station during the maintenance work,” PT KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said in a statement on Tuesday.

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She added 45 of a total of 281 commuter train trips from Depok, Bogor, Cikarang and Bekasi to Kota Station and vice versa would be temporarily redirected, while one trip would be suspended. Commuter train services on other routes would operate normally, Anne said.

The commuter train operator had coordinated with city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta to assign more buses to serve routes departing from Manggarai Station that would connect commuters to various Transjakarta corridors.

Anne said PT KCI advised all service users to adjust their travel schedules before the operational restrictions start.

Updates on commuter trips can be accessed through the operator’s official Twitter account @commuterline, Instagram @commuterline, Facebook commuterline and call center 021-121.