KRL of Bekasi-Cikarang May Operate Before 2019


CIKARANG, – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) is speeding the construction of new stations and the development of old stations to support the commuter line of Electric Passenger Train (KRL) to Cikarang.

Head of Public Relations of the Ministry’s Directorate General of Railways, Joice Hutajulu, said all the stations on the route will be equipped with an elevator, while the Cikarang Station will also be equipped with an escalator.

“It is true that the Cikarang Station will be equipped with elevator and escalator. The facilities aim to be friendly for the handicapped,” said Joice on Friday (7/7).

He said there are 5 stations in the new KRL trajectory. Two of them are new namely East Bekasi Station and Telaga Murni Station.

The other 3 stations are already existed and will be developed to accommodate the KRL as well as increasing the capacity of the passenger traffics.

“The construction is expected to be completed this year for the East Bekasi Station. The Tambun, Cibitung, and Cikarang stations are already existed,” said Joice.

As it is known, the KRL route from Bekasi to Cikarang will pass through 5 stations that include East Bekasi Station, Tambun Station, Cibitung Station, Telaga Murni Station and Cikarang Station. The target is that the KRL to the Cikarang can be fully operational by 2019.

The construction of stations, signal and electrical cables are conducted simultaneously with Double Double Track (DDT) railway scheme, so from Manggarai to Cikarang it will has 4 tracks. Hopefully, the DDT will make the movement of KRLs and long-distance trains can be done separately. (DTK/TPP)