Rail Passengers Advised to Use Multi-Trip Cards, Daily Passes to Avoid Queues Over New Year

BY :EKO PRASETYO

DECEMBER 30, 2016

Jakarta. Rail operator KAI Commuter Jabodetabek has urged passengers to use their multi-trip cards and daily passes to avoid long queues for tickets on New Year's Eve and the public holiday.

In a statement received by the Jakarta Globe, KCJ says it is anticipating a surge in passenger numbers on New Year's Day and therefore wants to ensure that its operations run smoothly.

In addition, the state-run company has also added more commuter trains on New Year's Eve, with 21 trains scheduled for the Bekasi-Jakarta Kota, Bogor-Jakarta Kota/Kampung Bandan, Maja-Tanah Abang and Tangerang-Duri routes.

KCJ has also advised commuters heading to Ancol and surrounding areas to make use of Kampung Bandan Station in North Jakarta to reduce overcrowding at Jakarta Kota Station.

The last train heading to Bogor from Kampung Bandan will depart at 1.50 a.m. on Sunday (01/01).

All additional commuter line trains will operate until 2.00 a.m. and KCJ has advised the public to plan their journeys accordingly.

For safety and security, KCJ also advised members of the public not to take any fireworks or flammable items on the train, and to comply with regulations.

It further reminded commuters not to spend the night at train stations, as these areas will be emptied after the last train passes through for regular maintenance.

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