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    Landslide Causes Interuppted Train Travel


    BANDUNG- The high rainfall that occurred in the last few days that flushed some areas in West Java, resulting in flooding and movement of land in some areas in West Java.

    As happened on Wednesday (22/11) at 18:00 pm precisely in between Bumiwaluya-Cipendeuy Station has occurred scattering the soil or landslide to cover the railway.

    Public Relations Manager of PT Kereta Api Operation Area 2 Bandung, Joni Martinus said, due to the avalanche a number of train travel through the lane is now diverted for a while.

    "Landslides are found at KM 233 and then occur at KM 230, KM 231, KM 232 and KM 234, with the length of pile covered by rail varies from 10 meters to 100 meters with a height of pile ranging from 1 meter -7 meters," he said.

    According to Joni, due to the condition, some train travel from Bandung to East direction had to be diverted through the Purwakarta-Cikampek-Cirebon-Purwokerto-Kroya line, and vice versa from east to Bandung was forced to be diverted.

    "The trains that the operation of the journey must be turned around are Malabar, Mutiara Selatan, kahuripan,Lodaya, Turangga, Kutojaya Selatan dan Serayu Trains," he said.

    Meanwhile, for the Argo Wilis and Pasundan Trains that were restrained to Bandung, passenger transfer was carried out, where the passengers of the train were transferred to the bus transportation mode. (Parno)

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