A Jakarta MRT staff welcomes early bird passengers during a public trial run on Tuesday (12/03). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
It's Finally Here!: Jakarta MRT Gets First Trial Run
BY : YUDHA BASKORO
MARCH 12, 2019
The long-awaited Jakarta MRT had its first public trial run on Tuesday (12/03). Passengers put their names down for free tickets from ayocobamrtj.com or Bukalapak to enjoy the 15.7-kilometer trip on the MRT's inaugural line, which stretches from Bundaran Hotel Indonesia Station near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta to the Lebak Bulus Station in South Jakarta.
The entire trip takes around 30 minutes and a total of 190,599 passengers have already registered to get their first taste of the MRT, which has underground and overground tracks.
There are a total of 13 stops on the line. The overground stations are Lebak Bulus, Fatmawati, Cipete Raya, Haji Nawi, Blok A, Blok M and Sisingamangaraja. The six underground stations are Senayan, Istora, Bendungan Hilir, Setiabudi, Dukuh Atas and Bundaran Hotel Indonesia.
Only the Dukuh Atas Station has an inegrated area that connects it with BNI City Station, Sudirman Station and Dukuh Atas 1 and 2 TransJakarta bus stops.
The Jakarta MRT trial run will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m every day until March 24.