KAI readies train attendants to assist Jabodebek LRT train operations

KAI readies train attendants to assist Jabodebek LRT train operations

Fully-automatic trains that would cater to Jabodebek LRT passengers in Jakarta, Bekasi, Bogor, and Depok cities upon the rail system becoming operational. (PT KAI).

In case of operational interruption, the train attendant will be instructed to drive the train at low speed and to open and close the train door manually
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Jabodebek light rapid transit (LRT) operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) confirmed the company had readied train attendants to assist the fully-automatic LRT train operation and to serve as backup driver for operational interruptions.

"Despite Jabodebek LRT trains being operated without a train driver, we will allocate one train attendant and one security officer in every LRT train," PT KAI VP for the public relations department Joni Martinus stated.

The train attendant's duty is to monitor and ensure normal train operations and to provide information and services requested by passengers, he confirmed.

During normal operations, train attendants are required only to monitor train operations and cater to passengers, as the LRT utilizes an automatic driver system from the centralized operation control center, the public relations officer explained.


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"In case of operational interruption, the train attendant will be instructed to drive the train at low speed and to open and close the train door manually," Martinus stated.

PT KAI has currently readied 123 train attendants for Jabodebek LRT's 27 trains, including four backup units, he revealed.

The railway operator also expects train attendants to be proficient in English, as they will interact with train passengers and sometimes with foreign travelers, with no knowledge of the Indonesian language, Martinus added.


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The company's official confirmed that Transportation Minister Regulation No. 4 of 2017 on railway crew certification served as a basis for the train attendant training program that is underway.

Train attendant candidates are required to undergo training for 2.5 months at the Sofyan Hadi Railway Engineering Training Centre in Bekasi, West Java, and they would receive the government's certification required for their work upon completion of the training, he explained.

"We are optimistic that thorough preparation and training conducted for train attendants would produce attendants that could provide the best service to LRT passengers that are looking to enjoy the most advanced railway system in the capital city," Martinus remarked.


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