Differences of LRT and MRT
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia has two modern trains that carry passengers over short distances, they are the Light Rail Transit or LRT and the Mass Rapid Transit or MRT which were built a few years ago. So what are the differences between these two?
Reported from Indonesiabaik.id, both the MRT and LRT have the same function, which is to transport passengers within a short distance between cities or across the city. This transportation mode operates within Jakarta and its surrounding cities such as Bekasi, Bogor, and Depok.
Both of these transportation modes do not have any distinct differences. MRT and LRT use trains that move on rails to transport people and use electricity power.
Based on the size and capacity, MRT has bigger capacity compared to LRT. Although smaller, LRT has the ability to carry passengers based on the trip frequency in a day, which will depend on the headway.
In terms of electricity resources, MRT uses overhead wiring, while the LRT draws its electricity from third rail technology, which is new in Indonesia's rail history.
As for the railways, MRT has a pairs of rail as the driving force and LRT uses the third rail that contains electricity.
Valmai Alzena Karla | Graven (Intern Translator)