Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Railway operator prepares extra trains for holidays

State railway operator PT KA regional office (Daop II) in Bandung has prepared additional trains to anticipate the soaring number of passengers during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

“We will increase the frequency of trains and add more cars in each train," PT KA Daop II spokesperson Bambang Setya Prayitno said in Bandung, West Java, on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news wire.

Bambang estimated that the number of passengers would rise by 30 percent at the year end in all executive and economy classes.

Bambang said 35 percent of tickets for Dec.23 to Dec.31 had already been reserved, with 50 percent of tickets for Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 already booked.

“The tickets can be reserved 40 days prior to the departure and we don’t require tickets for standing passengers,” he said.

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