Masajeng Rahmiasri | The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, March 7, 2017 | 01:18 pm

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Travelers will soon have a new way to reach Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) in Cengkareng, Tangerang, with a train service connecting Jakarta to the airport scheduled to begin operating in July.

The Jakarta Post talked to Diah Suryandari, the JM Marcomm and public relations officer of PT Railink, a joint venture between state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) II to obtain more detailed information regarding the service.

Where to board the train?

Passengers will be able to board the train from five designated stations: Manggarai, Sudirman Baru, Duri, Batu Ceper and SHIA. However, as construction at Manggarai Station may be not yet completed in July, the service is scheduled to start from Sudirman Baru Station, which will be located across the BNI building in Central Jakarta’s Jl. Sudirman area, just beside the Ciliwung River, near Sudirman Station.

Where to get off in SHIA?

The SHIA Station will be nestled in an integrated building situated in front of the Main Power System (MPS) building at the airport, approximately 300 meters away from the the AP II building. Passengers will be able to transfer to terminals via an Automatic People Mover System (APMS), a driverless train dubbed skytrain. AP II Corporate Secretary and Legal head Agus Haryadi said the skytrain would be free of charge.

How many cars will be available?

Eventually, there will be 10 six-car trains servicing the route, however, only four six-car trains will be operating when the serve begins in July. Each train will be able to carry up to 272 passengers. In total, the trains are expected to accommodate approximately 33,000 passengers per day.

How long is the train ride?

The train is expected to take 55 minutes from Manggarai Station to SHIA Station. There will be 124 services per day with a headway of 15 minutes. However, at the beginning of the operation, there will only be 40 trains per day.

How much are tickets?

PT Railink is still considering the price of the ticket, but it is likely to be between Rp 100,000 (US$7.5) and Rp 150,000 per ride. A progressive rate is still being discussed.

Passengers will be able to book tickets through Railink’s website or mobile app, as well as selected partners’ websites. Passengers will also be able to buy tickets on the spot using designated vending machines. All ticket transactions will be cashless, allowing users to use credit, debit or prepaid cards.

Analysis

The article is feature story because it consists of tips. The article talks about a new transportation to reach Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Because there are several ways that people could choose after all the transportation operates in July.

The first paragraph consists several 5W+H question that makes the reader easily know about the main idea of the article. Since the article is feature story then at the end of second paragraph, the author wrote if the details information would be talking in the following paragraphs. But at the beginning the author also includes the interviewee to support the validity of the article.

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