The Indonesian train timetable is changing on 1 April 2015. Yes, seriously.
— Kereta Api Kita (@keretaapikita) February 17, 2015
Earlier this week, the Indonesian train operator announced a new train timetable would take effect on 1 April 2015. And no, it’s not an April Fools Day joke; Indonesia doesn’t do April Fools Day.
You can compare old and new times here; below is an example.
The observant will notice that many trains now have a longer (not shorter) travel time. The official press release attributes this to various factors, including better matching the schedule with local trains in e.g. Jakarta to avoid congestion and:
Addition of travel time to better ensure the timeliness
The press release also lists 50 additional passenger services, including a new (and the only) daytime train from Yogyakarta to Malang, plus extra services between Jakarta and Cirebon.
If you would like to book an Indonesian train, please send an enquiry.
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