24-01-2010, 08:01 AM
Quote:Sunday, January 24, 2010 7:48 AM
Railway firm to build double-track line to Tangerang
Multa Fidrus , The Jakarta Post , Tangerang | Thu, 01/21/2010 8:39 PM | Jakarta
In response to the Tangerang municipal administrationâ€™s request, state railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero)) has planned to build a double-track line connecting the cityâ€™s station in Suka Asih subdistrict and Kota station in West Jakarta this year.
Suhada, head of the Tangerang railway station said Thursday as PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero), in cooperation with the municipal administration, would clear the railway line from illegal squatters to prepare for the construction project.
He said the double-track would increase the timetable and number of commuters served by the public transport.
There are only 34 train trips available now to serve 2,500 commuters per day. A train departs between every 60 and 90 minutes, but once the double-track operates trains will leave every 20 minutes.
Separately, Tangerang Mayor Wahidin Halim said his administration would facilitate the construction of a double-track line that reached Karawaci housing complex, about 5 kilometers west of the Tangerang railway station.
â€œWe plan to build railway access to the Karawaci housing so that the commuter train can reach residential areas,â€ he said.
However, Wahidin said the plan would not materialize in the near future as it would require clearance of too many buildings including the official residence the Tangerang regent
kalo mau bikin ke karawaci, kayaknya slot yang kosong tinggal lewat pinggir kali cisadane.
"Train approaching! Please remain behind yellow line!"