PT Kereta Api Indonesia Begins Operation, Yogyakarta-Surabaya Only 4 Hours

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PT Kereta Api Indonesia has started to re-operate its train carriages and serve a number of relations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This operation is also accompanied by the imposition of a number of strict requirements, in order to minimize the potential for transmission of the corona virus on the train.

In addition to enforcing strict rules, PT KAI also often imposes special promos and services during this pandemic.

Starting from discounted prices, to the latest additional train service, namely the Sancaka Train, with a travel time that is faster than usual.

When confirmed about this, PT KAI’s VP of Public Relations, Joni Martinus, explained the reason why the Surabaya Gubeng-Yogyakarta (PP) train can be reached in a shorter time.

“We are adjusting the train’s operational pattern by not stopping at several stations,” said Joni, Wednesday (26/8/2020) afternoon.

For the Yogyakarta-Surabaya Gubeng relationship, the travel time which was originally 5 hours can be reached in 4 hours, or one hour earlier.

This is because the train does not stop at a number of stations such as Klaten, Ngawi, Nganjuk, and Kertosono Stations.

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The opposite also happened to Sancaka train, Surabaya Gubeng-Yogyakarta relationship.

“Sancaka Surabaya Gubeng – Yogyakarta from the usual 4 hours 53 minutes to only 4 hours. It does not stop at Kertosono, Nganjuk, Klaten,” explained Joni.

Weekends only

However, Joni explained, this faster train travel time service is not provided regularly for every hair.

Because the service is limited to tomorrow’s weekend, starting from Friday (28/8/2020) to Sunday (31/8/2020). Another additional train operated by PT KAI this weekend is the Argo Parahyangan (Kiaracondong-Gambir) train operating Saturday (30/8/2020) and the Argo Bromo Anggrek train (Surabaya Pasar Turi-Gambir) operating Friday (28/8/2020) ) until Sunday (31/8/2020).