City-owned transportation company PT LRT Jakarta is set to open a free public trial run for the LRT starting on Tuesday.
Interested passengers must first register through LRT Jakarta’s official website www.lrtjakarta.co.id/uji-publik.html, where they will be required to fill in their personal information and choose a date to book a seat.
After registering online, they will receive an e-ticket via email. They must bring the e-ticket to exchange for a single-trip ticket at their nearest LRT station.
During the trial run, all five stations – namely North Boulevard, South Boulevard, Pulomas, Equestrian and Velodrome – will be open from 5.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day with a headway of 10 minutes.
The LRT spans 5.8 kilometers from Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, to the Jakarta International Velodrome in East Jakarta.
“The purpose is to familiarise people with this new mode of transportation,” LRT Jakarta corporate communications manager Melisa Sucianti said on Saturday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The Jakarta administration has yet to set a date for LRT Jakarta’s commercial operation.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan previously said he was not in a hurry to officially launch the LRT, saying it would be officiated after it was fully ready.
The standard LRT fare has been set at Rp 5,000 (35 US cents), as stipulated in Gubernatorial Decree No. 34/2019 on MRT and LRT ticket prices.