President Jokowi Test Rides Jabodebek LRT and is Ready to Operate to Serve the Community Starting August 26

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) once again immersed himself in the realm of mass transportation by boarding the Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi Integrated Rail Line (Jabodebek LRT) on Thursday (10/8).

With hopes of soon putting the Jabodebek LRT into full operation for the public’s benefit, President Jokowi also highlighted that this round of testing was aimed at fine-tuning the system before the grand opening.

“Just yesterday, there were adjustments needed in the system. Today, I inspected several stations and found that they were aligned. After another round of checks, we are on track. InshaAllah, by the end of the month, it will be operational, “President Jokowi stated on Thursday (10/8).

Reiterating the paramount importance of safety and security in the operation of mass transportation systems, including the LRT, President Jokowi underlined that the inauguration of the Jabodebek LRT was slated for August 26. Furthermore, he expressed his aspiration for the introduction of the Jabodebek LRT to shift public mobility from private vehicles to mass transit, thereby alleviating traffic congestion in Jakarta and its surrounding cities.

“Traffic congestion results in nearly IDR100 trillion in losses for the nation each year,” He articulated.

President Jokowi added that the government is committed to providing subsidies or Public Service Obligations (PSO) for mass transportation services, including Commuter Trains, Long-Distance Trains, Airport Trains, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Integrated Rail Lines (LRT), and other forms of mass transit. This strategic step is expected to increasingly captivate public interest in transitioning to mass transportation alternatives.

Source: detikFinance

Jakarta, August 11, 2023 – A significant innovation is paving the way for breakthroughs in Indonesia’s transportation sector. PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) has entered the final stages of preparation to ensure the smooth operation of the Jabodebek Rapid Train Service (LRT). In anticipation of government directives, the Jabodebek LRT is scheduled to officially commence public operations on August 26, 2023.

In an official statement, the CEO of KAI, Didiek Hartantyo, proudly revealed that comprehensive preparations have been undertaken to ensure the success of the Jabodebek LRT launch. One of the key highlights drawing attention is the utilization of the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) system with Grade of Automation (GoA) level 3. This cutting-edge technology enables the entire operations of the Jabodebek LRT to be automated, eliminating the need for human operators onboard.

The decision to implement this automated system marks a historic milestone as it is the first of its kind in Indonesia. The CBTC system with GoA level 3 not only showcases KAI’s commitment to innovation and advanced technology, but also solidifies Indonesia’s position as a key player in the future of transportation development.

Experts and engineers at KAI have worked diligently to ensure the flawless and secure implementation of this technology. With this system in place, the Jabodebek LRT will be capable of operating at a high level of precision, optimizing train movements, and maintaining safe distances between each train. This technology not only enhances operational efficiency, but also elevates the safety of passenger journeys.

Amidst the mounting anticipation leading up to the launch date, the community and public transportation users in the Jabodebek region are urged to prepare for a new era of rapid train travel. The Jabodebek LRT with its automated system is set to become an inspirational model for transforming the transportation sector across Indonesia.

With a spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering exceptional travel experiences, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) is ready to embark on its responsibility in advancing transportation services and propelling Indonesia to a new level of modern mobility. The forthcoming operation of the Jabodebek LRT stands as concrete evidence that the future of Indonesia’s transportation has arrived. (LI/TB)

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