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First Indonesia's Bullet Train Whoosh Starts Ticket Sale with Various Promotions

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Laila Afifa

14 October 2023 20:52 WIB

China-backed high-speed railway connecting Jakarta and Bandung called "Whoosh" is parked at Halim station in Jakarta, October 2, 2023. The 142-kilometre (88.23-mile) railway, one of the president's flagship infrastructure projects and part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, has faced problems ranging from land procurement issues, pandemic-related delays and ballooning costs. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The management of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China, or PT KCIC, launched ticket booking for high-speed rail Whoosh with the first departure on October 18, 2023. It offers a promotion tariff of Rp300,000 for all destinations and a bonus of a free feeder train ticket from and to Bandung Station. 

Corporate Secretary of PT KCIC Eva Chairunisa said that her office would offer interesting promotions, such as group discounts, and elderly discounts, as well as travel packages partnering with tourist destinations, hotels, and other event organizers. 

“This is done to provide the best service for Whoosh' passengers,” he said in a written statement on Saturday, Oct.14.

The routes served by the Whoosh bullet train are the Halim - Padalarang round trip and Halim - Tegalluar round trip. Until today, around 4,800 seats were booked for group trips through an official request. 

With the commercial operation officially started on October 17, Whoosh high-speed rail has a total of 14 trips per day; seven trips from Halim Station and seven trips from Tegalluar Station.

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train departs at 06:40, 08:45, 10:20, 13:00, 15:35, 17:35, and 18:50 Western Indonesia Time both from Halim Station and Tegalluar Station.

“All the schedule for Whoosh high-speed rail and feeder train from and to Bandung Station is available on social media of Kereta Cepat ID and website kcic.co.id,” said Eva.

For more information regarding the Whoosh high-speed train, the public can contact Whoosh customer service at the stations or through a contact center at 121, or via WhatsApp at 08111-2111-121 and social media of Kereta Cepat ID.

Moh. Khory Alfarizi

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