COMMUTER LINE TRAIN
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.