JAKARTA, NNC - The public have been very enthusiastic about the airport train from Sudirman Baru station (BNI City). Consequently, a number of prospective passengers have not been able to obtain tickets, and they were forced to use other modes of transportation such as Damri bus, conventional taxis, and ride hailing taxis, among others.
Many passengers did not get tickets with the nearest time. If arriving at New Sudirman Station or BNI City at 15:00, the passengers were only able to get the airport railway tickets at 17:00.
Fani Kalila had to switch to Damri bus at Gambir Station, which is about four kilometers from Sudirman Baru Station.
Fani arrived at Sudirman Baru station at 12:30, but the nearest departure ticket is up and only available for departure at 15:00.
"I have an out-of-town official duty to Padang at four o'clock in the afternoon. I don’t think I’ll make it if I ride the three o'clock train. I didn’t think there were many people interested in using the airport railway," she said.
Many passengers also used Sudirman Baru's waiting room. So far, there are only two food outlets, namely Indomaret and Roti O, as well as ATM machines of BNI.
Trial of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railway from Sudirman Baru Station started on Tuesday (26/12) with promotion ticket price of IDR30,000.
This promotion is only valid from December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018. On January 2, 2018, the railway ticket price will return to IDR70,000.