Bekasi. The fire that broke out at Klender Railway Station in East Jakarta on Friday morning (19/05) is estimated to have caused billions of rupiah in losses due to the destruction of vital electronic automation devices, a spokeswoman for state-owned railway operator, Kereta Api Indonesia, said on Saturday.
KAI spokeswoman Eva Chainurisa said the situation at the station has yet to return to normal and that it was unlikely that services would resume within the next few weeks.
The fire reportedly broke out at 7.30 a.m. on Friday, with firefighters succeeding in extinguishing it about 25 minutes later.
"The biggest recorded material loss is [damage to] the e-ticketing gates," Eva said. She added that five gates were damaged, with each costing around Rp 300 million ($22,500).
She said passengers traveling to Klender will instead have to get off at either Buaran or Jatinegara during the station's reconstruction.
Commuters who have bought tickets before the fire will be able to get refunds until Monday.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.