COM­MUTER LINE TRAIN

Indonesia Expat - - CITY LIFE -

Jakarta’s trains used to be grossly over­crowded. They still are, at peak hours, but at least pas­sen­gers no longer ride on the roofs or hang from the sides. A few years ago, these trains were filled with hawk­ers, smok­ers, beg­gars, fare-evaders and rub­bish. The sys­tem has been swept clean since 2013, with new trains, elec­tronic tick­et­ing and mod­ernised sta­tions. Typ­i­cal fare: Rp3,000 to Rp6,000, plus you have to buy an e-ticket for Rp10,000, re­fund­able upon leav­ing the sta­tion.

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