Indonesia's First Panoramic Train Starts Operating

26 December 2022 10:08 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) officially operated the country’s first Panoramic Train, offering passengers beautiful rail routes. The train connects Gambir of Jakarta and Yogyakarta with ticket prices starting at Rp750,000.

“The Panoramic Train is a train with special specifications to enjoy panoramas. It’s the first in Indonesia,” said KAI Public Relations Manager for Yogyakarta Operations Area 6, Franoto Wibowo, on Sunday, December 25, 2022.

This KAI’s innovation has large windows on both sides and glass roofs that can be opened and closed automatically through which passengers can enjoy scenic views along the trip. The train also has rotatable seats, window blinds that can be controlled remotely, spacious toilets with automatic sensors, televisions on the end of the train, and special luggage racks at the end of the train.

The interior of a Panoramic Train carriage in Indonesia. Doc: KAI

“Passengers will also get special services in the form of free snacks, food, drinks, and blankets,” said Franoto.

KAI currently has two units of Panoramic Train carriages which are an innovation from Balai Yasa Surabaya Gubeng and planned to add more trains.

“The Panoramic Train is a form of innovation by KAI to improve services, especially during this Christmas and New Year holiday. The public has more choices of travel classes based on tariffs and services,” said Franoto.

The Panoramic train started operating on December 24, 2022, which is connected to the additional train Taksaka (Gambir - Yogyakarta). The service will be available until January 8, 2023. On each trip, the train carriage has a capacity of 46 seats.

MUH. SYAIFULLAH

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News



Preparations for ASEAN Tourism Forum in Yogyakarta Nearing 100 Percent

3 hari lalu

Preparations for ASEAN Tourism Forum in Yogyakarta Nearing 100 Percent

Preparations for the 2023 International event of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Yogyakarta are closing to 100 percent.


Yogyakarta Poorest yet Happiest Province in Java: Explained

4 hari lalu

Yogyakarta Poorest yet Happiest Province in Java: Explained

The Special Region of Yogyakarta is officially registered as the poorest province on Java Island, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).


BMKG Forecasts Medium-High Rainfall Intensity in Yogyakarta until March

4 hari lalu

BMKG Forecasts Medium-High Rainfall Intensity in Yogyakarta until March

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) released a weather forecast for all regions of Yogyakarta for the next three months.


Batik Air Connects Yogyakarta, Singapore with Direct Flight

5 hari lalu

Batik Air Connects Yogyakarta, Singapore with Direct Flight

Batik Air serves international round-trip flights connecting the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) and Singapore's Changi Airport.


KAI Notes 99% Long-distance Train Occupancy During Chinese New Year Holiday

6 hari lalu

KAI Notes 99% Long-distance Train Occupancy During Chinese New Year Holiday

Indonesia's state railway company PT KAI noted that the occupancy rate of long-distance train trips was almost full during the Chinese New Year.


BPS Records Yogyakarta as Poorest Province in Java

9 hari lalu

BPS Records Yogyakarta as Poorest Province in Java

Yogyakarta government responded to data released by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) that the region is the poorest province on the island of Java.


Chinese New Year; KAI Offers Train Tickets Starting at Rp100,000

11 hari lalu

Chinese New Year; KAI Offers Train Tickets Starting at Rp100,000

KAI offers 18,576 train tickets at cheap prices starting from Rp100,000 to various destinations ahead of the Chinese New Year 2023.


ASEAN Tourism Forum; PHRI Urges More International Routes to Yogyakarta

17 hari lalu

ASEAN Tourism Forum; PHRI Urges More International Routes to Yogyakarta

Tourism industry players assess that ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023 needs to be momentum for expanding international flight routes from or to Yogyakarta.


Yogyakarta Covid-19 Case Enters the Lowest Phase in Early 2023, Tourist Visits Decreasing

18 hari lalu

Yogyakarta Covid-19 Case Enters the Lowest Phase in Early 2023, Tourist Visits Decreasing

The new case of Covid-19 in the region of Yogyakarta in early January 2023 was recorded to have entered the lowest phase of its spreading.


KAI Serves 4.4 Million Passengers During the Nataru Holiday, Increased 123 Percent

19 hari lalu

KAI Serves 4.4 Million Passengers During the Nataru Holiday, Increased 123 Percent

PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has served 4,407,277 passengers during the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) 2022/2023 period.