BANDUNG-Since it was launched on January 2, 2019, Pangandaran Railway majoring in Gambir-Bandung-Banjar pp, continues to be a mainstay of the community to reach the southern part of West Java and recorded until January 30, Pangandaran Train has transported 98,549 passengers with an average occupancy per day reaching 160 % of seating capacity.
PT KAI's Managing Director, Edi Sukmoro, said that the extension of the Pangandaran train service promo is one form of socialization to the public that trains are an alternative transportation option that reduces congestion on the Highway.
"We provide opportunities to the public, who want to use the train at a lower price with this purpose," he said.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Manager of PT KAI Daop 2 Bandung, Joni Martinus stated, based on the results of the evaluation on the first stage of the promo, many passengers made reservations but did not leave and did not cancel so that there were many empty seats at departure.
"Because I did not cancel, the online booking was full, but when I departed, there were still many seats that were empty so that many people who really needed trips using the Pangandaran train could not leave," Joni explained at the Daops 2 Bandung Office on Friday ( 01/02)
To serve more passengers, KAI extends the Pangandaran Train Promo period which previously only lasted until February 1, 2019 until February 28, 2019 with the following promo details:
- Gambir-Banjar (pp): Executive Class Rp. 160,000, - and Premium Economy Class Rp110,000, - (Equivalent to Tariff Argo Parahyangan, Bandung-Gambir (pp). Reservations can be made from H-30 on KAI Access, Web KAI, and all other official KAI sales channels
- Bandung-Banjar (pp): Executive Class and Premium Economy Rp1, -. Reservations can only be made at the station counter on the day of departure (Go Show). Each messenger is limited to a maximum of 4 tickets.
- Continued Transportation Cibatu-Garut pp is still provided by KAI for free. Passengers only need to buy tickets for the Gambir-Garut relation and will get free Freight services for free from Cibatu Station to Garut or vice versa.