Transportation Minister: Bogor-Jakarta Train Operation Returns to Normal

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 11 Maret 2019
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Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi inspects the scene of derailed train in Kebon Pedes, Bogor, West Java, Sunday (10/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Transportation PR)

Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi inspects the scene of derailed train in Kebon Pedes, Bogor, West Java, Sunday (10/3). (Photo by: Ministry of Transportation PR)

The evacuation of the Bogor-Jakarta Commuter Line (KRL) was successfully completed on Monday (11/3) at 1:50 am Western Indonesian Time.

Starting from 5:00 am Monday, commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) has resumed the operation of Bogor-Jakarta commuter train using one lane alternately.

“We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope the train will be able to operate in two lanes by 10:00 am Western Indonesian Time,” said Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, in Jakarta, Monday (11/3).

PT KCI said in its statement that for the time being only a portion of KRL departures can be made from Bogor Station, while the remaining trips will be transferred through alternative operation schemes with departures from Cilebut Station, Bojong Gede Station, Citayam Station and Depok Station.

Meanwhile, the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) of the Ministry of Transportation has provided a number of buses as an alternative for the commuters from Bogor and surrounding areas who want to travel to Jakarta, including 26 units of Bogor -Tanjung Priok route, 11 units of Bogor – Bekasi route, 3 units of Bogor – Kampung Rambutan route, and 10 units of Bogor – Lebak Bulus route and 15 spare buses.

In addition, 30 units of the TransJakarta Integrated Bus Network (APTB) buses were also provided for Bogor (Bubulak) to Rawamangun, Blok M, and Grogol route.

Minister Budi also expressed appreciation for the smooth evacuation of the derailed train. “Thank you for the hard work of Directorate General of Railways, state-owned railway company PT KAI and PT KCI and other parties who assisted the evacuation process,” Budi said.

As reported earlier, a commuter train running from Jatinegara in East Jakarta to Bogor in West Java was derailed in Kebon Pedes, Bogor on Sunday (10/3) at 10:15 am when a power pole reportedly fell on it. Train engineer Yakub suffered the most injuries out of all 19 victims, as he had lost consciousness in the accident, while the rest did not suffer serious injuries. (Ministry of Transportation PR/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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