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    Lunar Holiday, Train Users Increase


    BANDUNG-Moda railroad transportation is still the favorite land transportation mode for most people to travel, especially during holidays such as today's Chinese New Year holiday, Tuesday (05/01).

    Public Relations Manager of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) Operations Area (Daop) 2 Bandung, Joni Martinus said, the rate of train loading for all destinations both east and west has reached an average of 100 percent during the 2019 Chinese New Year holiday.

    "The trains to Yogyakarta, Solo, Purwokerto, Surabaya, Malang, Cirebon, Semarang and Jakarta have an average occupancy rate of 100 percent," he said.

    According to Joni, the people who have booked train travel tickets to various destination areas have been done long before departure both online and directly to the booking counter.

    "During the Chinese New Year holiday, the average level of occupancy for the Chinese New Year holiday is full, the available tickets are sold out," Joni said at the Daops 2 Office in Bandung, Tuesday (05/01).

    "This year's Lunar holiday is long, some people have booked tickets from far away, there are those who go to the counter, some are online," Joni added.

    Joni said, to meet the needs of the people who would use the railroad transportation mode following a low level of occupancy, the company added train travel especially towards Jakarta.

    "Currently the Argo Parahyangan train, which runs Bandung-Jakatta Gambir, has increased the number of trips, last year there were 13 trips, now it has become 17 trips from Bandung," he said. (Parno)

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