Jakarta Globe are reporting that tickets to go on the new high-speed Jakarta-Bandung train trial runs are selling like hotcakes.
Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), the consortium that runs the project, is allowing Indonesians to go on free test rides in phases. On Sunday (17/09/23) KCIC held ticket sales for those wanting to ride the fast train from September 18 – 24. The registration opened at 12 am and tickets almost ran out quickly.
KCIC will hold another sale on September 24. This next batch will issue the tickets for the trial runs on September 25 – 30.
There are four round trips on each day. Passengers can choose to depart from Jakarta’s Halim Station or Bandung’s Tegalluar Station at 9 am and 2 pm. Each trip will have approximately 500 people on board, which means 2,000 people per day get to go on the free rides, say Jakarta Globe.
“KCIC will do our best to serve those who wish to be part of the history of Indonesia’s first-ever high-speed train,” KCIC corporate secretary Eva Chairunisa said.
Jakarta Globe say that tickets are available on ayonaik.kcic.co.id. A person may only get two tickets at most. One ID card holder only is eligible for one free ride throughout the trial run phase. KCIC will send a confirmation e-mail as registration proof after the registration. Passengers only need to show their proof of registration and ID on the day of the trip.
Source: Jakarta Globe