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. 

The Machinist of Jakarta MRT waving his hand to passengers during public trial run in Lebak Bulus station on Tuesday (12/03) The first MRT line will run from Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Jakarta MRT machinist waves to passengers at Lebak Bulus station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta MRT in Lebak Bulus station on Tuesday (12/03) Last year the city-owned PT Jakarta MRT bought 16 of their made-in-Japan trains for Rp 1.6 trillion. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta MRT trains wait for deployment at Lebak Bulus station on Tuesday (12/03). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta MRT volunteer put a trial trip sticker as a ticket to passenger during a trial trip in Blok M station on Tuesday (12/03) Jakarta MRT will use a muti-trip card for its ticket. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A volunteer puts on a ticket sticker on a passenger at Blok M Station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A worker walks in Blok M station, South Jakarta on Tuesday (12/03) Blok M station is a photogenic MRT station. It has a
An office worker at the Blok M Station in South Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta MRT worker guides a group of oldster during public trial run in Blok M station, South Jakarta on Tuesday (12/03) MRT has installed signage on the floor and stairs. Every MRT station has a medical room and procedure to call an ambulance for passengers or workers who need first aid or get serious injuries. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Older passengers get their instructions from a Jakarta MRT guide. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two high school students enjoying the Jakarta MRT trial run on Tuesday (12/03) The MRT can run 15.7-kilometer only in 30 minutes from Bundaran HI station to Lebak Bulus station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two high school students hopped on the Jakarta MRT on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
All of 13 stops, overground and underground stations along the route will be fully operated on Tuesday (12/03) Jakarta MRT overground stations have an old school designed with modern taste. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
One of the MRT's overground stations. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers conducts a daily check in Lebak Bulus MRT Jakarta station being prepared to open for public on Tuesday (12/03) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Lebak Bulus Sation being prepped for its trial run. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A view from Lebak Bulus station on Tuesday (12/03) The MRT Jakarta trial run will be opened everyday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m until March 24, 2019. PT MRT Jakarta targets 285,600 passengers in its public trial run. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An MRT train leaves Lebak Bulus Station. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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