KRL is a rail system that serves for people in Greater Jakarta or JABODETABEK. KRL stands for Kereta Rel Listrik or Electrified Train. This system offers 6 integrated commuter lines with 80 stations and stretching to more than 400km. I, myself love to travel by using local public transportation. Hence, this is the service that I really looking forward to while traveling in Jakarta.
This service offers 6 integrated commuter lines that are marked by different colours. The lines are:
- Jakarta Kota-Bogor (Red Line)
- Jatinegara-Bogor (Yellow Line)
- Tanah Abang-Rangkasbitung (Green Line)
- Jakarta Kota-Cikarang (Blue Line)
- Duri-Tangerang (Brown Line)
- Jakarta Kota-Tanjung Priok (Pink Line)
The headway of the train is 5-10 minutes and for me, it is very convenient. There are 3 types of ticketing which are Tiket Harian Berjaminan (THB) or Single-Journey Card, Kartu Multiple Trip(KMT) or Multiple Journey Ticket and banks-issued cards such as Mandiri, BNI and BCA. You may get the tickets at the counters and vending machine C-VIM.
There is also coaches for ladies at the first and last coach for every train. This would enable the ladies to travel safely and conveniently.
At every station, there are a lot of shops and food places for you to choose and at the outside area of the stations, you may find a lot of local traders selling their foods, daily items, and clothes. Full of merriment!!!
I love to travel this way as you can see the daily hustle and bustle of local people. For sure you will have to endure the big numbers of passengers but believe me, it will give you unforgettable good memories. You may go to the website of KRL for more info. Tengs!!!