KCI Reduces Commuter Line Operating Hours, Follows PSBB Rules



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaState-owned commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) was set to follow the Jakarta administration's regulations on the train operating hours during the large-scale social restriction (PSBB).

    Jakarta decided to gradually reduce the operating hours of public transportation, including the Commuter Line or KRL Jabodetabek, during the PSBB.

    "We will follow the rules," said PT KCI Vice President Corporate Communication Anne Purba, on Monday, September 14, 2020. Anne ensured that the central and regional government issued the same policies.

    In normal conditions, PT KCI operated 991 train trips from 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hits in March 2020, the firm only ran 975 trips from 1:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

    "However, it will be re-evaluated again by considering the movement of people taking the train during the PSBB period," Anne added.

    Jakarta Transportation Agency Head Syafrin Liputo confirmed that the operating hours of KRL Jabodetabek, MRT, LRT, Transjakarta, and other mass transports would be reduced. The policy is stated in the agency's head decree No. 156/2020, which was inked on September 11, 2020.

    The operating hours of the Commuter Line are cut off gradually in three periods, namely on September 14 to16, September 17 to 20, and September 21 until an unspecified period. The train will serve commuters from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the first period, from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the second period, and from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the third period.