As of August 31, there are four scheduled trips to YIA every day
Yogyakarta (ANTARA) - State railway company PT KAI (Persero) has resumed the operation of airport train to Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) on Sunday, after it was suspended for five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As of August 31, there are four scheduled trips to YIA every day," a spokesman of PT KAI's Regional Operation 6 Yogyakarta Eko Budiyanto said here on Sunday.

The train will depart at 8:35 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. from Yogyakarta train station to its final destination in Kebumen, Central Java, with two stops at Wates and Wojo train stations.

Passengers to YIA could stop at Wojo Station and take an airport bus to reach the airport.

From Kebumen, the train will depart at 10:23 a.m. and 05:40 p.m. to Yogyakarta train station.

"This is a local train hence no need for passengers to have COVID-19 rapid test with non-reactive result," he said.

In addition to the airport train, PT KAI has also resumed the operation of some long-distance trains departed from Yogyakarta station.

Among the trains are Jaka Tingkir routing Purwosari-Pasar Senen (Jakarta), Progo routing Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta)-Pasar Senen (Jakarta), Lodaya routing Solo Balapan (Central Java)-Bandung (West Java), Argo Lawu routing Solo Balapan-Gambir (Jakarta), Gajahwong routing Lempuyangan (Yogyakarta)-Pasar Senen, and Taksaka routing Yogyakarta-Gambir (Jakarta).

"We are also preparing some long-distance trains to anticipate this long week-end," he said, adding that tickets and train schedules could be accessed through KAI Access application or its official website

According to Budiyanto, Yogyakarta Tugu Station has also provided rapid test service for passengers at an affordable price of Rp85 thousand per person, as long-distance train passengers are required to show non-reactive result of the test.

"We have the commitment to apply stringent health protocols to anticipate the virus transmission," he added.

All passengers must wear mask and face shield, not having fever or body temperature below 37.3 Celcius, maintain physical distancing, and are suggested to wear long sleeves.

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