TANGERANG, presidentpost.com – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the travel time of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Soetta) train will be made faster in the near future. The travel time from Sudirman Baru Station to Soetta Airport will be made 38 minutes from the currently about 55 minutes.
“The airport train now needs 55 minutes and in the near future it will only need 38 minutes,” said Budi Karya at the Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, on Saturday (2/3).
By trimming the travel time, it is expected more passengers will be using the new mode of transportation to the airport. Currently the occupancy rate of the train, operated by PT Railink, is still quite low.
In addition to trimming the travel time, the waiting time of the train will also be reduced.
“We will intensify the departures from Batu Ceper Station to the airport because there are so many workers that can be transported, so that the frequency can be increased. Surely it will also reduce the traffic density on the roads,” said Budi.
Today Railink is evaluating the airport train operations, including to find ways to make the travel time shorter. One way that will be done soon is cut the time when the airport train is stopping at a station.
Additionally, Railink also continues to accelerate the construction of new tracks and other infrastructure at the Duri Station. Once this project is completed, it is believed the travel time of Soetta Airport Train will be much faster and the frequency of train departures can be increased. (DTK/TPP)