Jakarta, IDN Times – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) will add the Jogja-Solo KRL line to Palur Station, Karanganyar, Central Java. The added route is 6.2 kilometers (km).
The addition of this line coincides with one year of operation of the first KRL outside the Jabodetabek area. KRL Jogja-Solo has replaced the role of KRD Prameks which previously served the Jogja-Solo route for more than 2 decades.
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1. The progress of line extension has reached 73 percent
With the addition of this line, the Jogja-Solo KRL line, which was previously 62.5 km long, will increase to around 68.7 km.
The progress of the construction of the extension of the electric train line has reached 73 percent. The Head of the Class I Railway Engineering Center for the Central Java Region, Putu Sumarjaya, said that the plan for the dynamic testing/testing phase to be carried out in April-May 2022.
2. The Jogja-Solo KRL is expected to operate up to Palur Station in September
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Putu explained that his party is targeting the Jogja-Solo KRL to be able to pass until Palur Station in September 2022.
“In addition to the extension of the electrification of the line, efforts to develop supporting infrastructure at the stations crossed by the Yogya-Solo KRL have also been carried out, namely by elevating the platform which will facilitate the flow of up and down passengers from the train,” Putu said in an official statement from the Ministry of Transportation, Friday (11/3). /2022).
“For Purwosari Station, modifications to supporting infrastructure have not been carried out, such as raising the platform because this station is one of the stations heritage. So far, we have only conducted a survey to further discuss the plan for modifying the platform at the station,” he added.
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3. The Ministry of Transportation continues to reduce the level of the trajectory
In addition to the extension of line electrification, the Ministry of Transportation continues to carry out the handling of level crossings to the improvement of integration facilities.
Supporting facilities for multimodal integration that have been completed and can be used include, sky bridge 630 meters long which was built in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and PT KAI which connects Solo Station with Tirtonadi Terminal, Trans Jogja which has integrated services at Yogyakarta Station, to the Solo Trans Bus (BST) which is connected to Purwosari Station.
Meanwhile, facilities that are still in the planning stage are the addition of two train trips (morning and evening). The addition of the train frequency will integrate the Yogyakarta-Solo KRL service with the Purwosari-Wonogiri Perintis Train and Adi Sumarmo International Airport Train.