Will Be Inaugurated Today, Passengers Take the MRT Until the End of March for Free
AVTEN - The MRT Jakarta will be inaugurated today, Sunday (3/24/2019). However, this new transportation mode service will be operated commercially on April 1. Between March 24 and April 1, MRT passengers are free of charge.
The President Director of PT MRT Jakarta, William P Sabandar said, it would deploy eight trainsets at the beginning of the operation of the MRT Jakarta. After two months of operation, that number will be added by eight more, to 16 trainsets.
"Until the following month, with passengers and support, we will see for the next two months. We will evaluate," William said at the PT MRT Jakarta office on Friday (3/22/2019).
He explained, the MRT will add the trainsets from eight for the beginning operational to 16 trainsets, with 5 minutes of headway. The train operates from 05.30 WIB to 22.30 WIB.
"And in two months (later) we will add the trainset to 16. The headway (train) at rush hour (becomes) 5 minutes. Will be applied in May, no later than June," he said.
For the official maiden operation on next Monday, the MRT only uses 8 sets of trains with a 10 minutes headway.
"March 25, we will operate using eight trainsets. Seven trainsets operating with one reserve. The services start from 5.30 am to 10:30 pm," William said.