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Jakarta Post

Passengers adjust travel times as commuter train maintenance begins

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 14, 2020   /  12:10 pm
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Passengers pack into a commuter line train at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta on Thursday. Commuter train operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) has altered the service of 45 trains previously bound for Jakarta Kota station in West Jakarta for infrastructure maintenance.(JP/P.J. Leo)

Depok resident Yurika Anindya left home early on Thursday to catch the morning train to avoid being made late by an altered schedule to accommodate maintenance on the line she takes to her office on Jl. Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta. The legal practitioner said she left the house at 5:45 a.m. to take the 6:20 a.m. train from Pondok Cina Station in Depok, West Java, to Gondangdia Station in Central Jakarta, located two stations after Manggarai Station in South Jakarta. “The news about the new train schedule has made me concerned about the commute time to the office, but there’s nothing I can do other than leaving the house earlier. Knowing that my life depends on the commuter train and I am unable to control the operation of the service, I should be able to manage whenever any problem occurs,” Yurika said.
Her concern was the result of a maintenance pro...