Mass Rapid Trail transportation, or MRT Jakarta, is increasingly in demand by the public. As many as 2.54 million people were recorded as using the transportation throughout January 2023. This number also showed an increase from the previous month.
Throughout December 2022, 2,401,608 million people were using MRT Jakarta, with an average of around 77,471 people per day.
Quoting the company’s official website, Tuesday (7/2/2023), throughout January 2023, a total of 2,540,510 passengers used its service.
This number shows an average of 81,952 people per day using MRT Jakarta with 8,035 train trips. The travel accuracy, arrival, and stop times reached 99.99 percent.
The management of MRT Jakarta in its official statement explained that this significant increase is a form of high public trust in this mode of public transportation.
Furthermore, to increase passenger numbers, it works with various parties, especially from the tourism industry such as the culinary sector, activities, shopping centers, health, and education, to ticket promos at several tourist attractions.
In addition, collaboration with several feeder public transportation operators has also boosted transport rates, such as PPD, Tebengan, Gojek, Grab, Transjakarta, and most recently, Swoop.
The presence of this feeder transport will have an impact not only on increasing transport rates but also encouraging a culture of using ride-sharing platforms.
The increasing public interest in using the MRT is because this transportation also uses technology that makes it easier.
MRT Jakarta service users can use the application on smartphones to buy travel tickets, use usage points to exchange for various promos, and even watch movies and play mobile games.
For information, throughout 2022, the number of MRT Jakarta service users has reached 54,000 people per day. This figure exceeds the company’s target of 40,000 people per day throughout 2022. In 2023, it is targeting 70,000 people per day by the end of the year.