JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) Daop 1 Jakarta canceled all long-distance and local train trips from Jakarta this Monday (22/2/2021).
This is inseparable from the interruption of the existing railway line in Kedunggedeh-Lemah Abang due to floods.
Head of Public Relations of Daop 1 Jakarta Eva Chairunisa in her official statement explained that the cancellation of the entire train departure schedule was also due to the floods in Jakarta which inundated a number of train tracks, making travel impossible.
“In the Daop 1 Jakarta area the impact of extreme weather occurred on the road plot between Kedunggedeh-Lemah Abang Station Km 55 +100 to KM 53 + 600 which was flooded on Sunday 21 Feb 2021 with water levels up to 150cm above the Rail Kop,” Eva said as quoted by Kompas.com, Monday (22/2/2021).
Eva explained that the floods not only flooded the tracks but also eroded the rocky foundation on the tracks. Therefore, it needs a repair process.
Considering the safety aspect, PT KAI was forced to cancel all long-distance and local trains departing from Gambir Station and Pasar Senen Station today.