Jakarta (ANTARA) - PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China/Indonesia-China Fast Train Company (KCIC) has announced a promotional fare of Rp300 thousand for the Whoosh Fast Train on all routes, including feeder trains to and from Bandung Station, West Java.

"Tickets for departures on October 18 (2023) onwards can be purchased for a promotional fare of Rp300 thousand for all routes, including feeder train to and from Bandung Station. The Whoosh Fast Train will operate for the whole route from Halim-Tegalluar and vice versa," corporate secretary of PT KCIC, Eva Chairunisa, said in a statement released on Saturday.

The promotional fare has been offered to introduce the Whoosh Fast Train service to the public and to tempt them to use it, she informed.

"The tariff policy has been determined through various studies, surveys, and analyzing needs and phenomena in society," she added.

She informed that Whoosh tickets can be ordered on several channels, including the website ticket.kcic.co.id, on which tickets can be booked from D-7 to 1 hour before departure. Payments can be made via bank transfer, QRIS, E-Wallet, credit card, and retail outlets, she added.

After booking, passengers will get a QR Code to board the train without needing to change it for physical tickets.

Tickets can also be booked via the ticket vending machine at the station for travel from D-7 to 30 minutes before departure using QRIS payments. After booking, passengers will get a physical ticket to board the train.

Passengers can also book tickets for travel from D-7 to 30 minutes before departure through the counter by making payments via cash, debit, credit card, and QRIS. The counter will issue physical tickets to passengers.

Ticket orders can also be made via the Whoosh Fast Train application and other apps such as Access by KAI, Livin by Mandiri, BRImo, and BNI Mobile Banking from October 17, along with the inauguration of the first operation of the paid Whoosh Fast Train directly from China, Chairunisa informed.

Furthermore, KCIC will offer attractive promotions such as group discounts, senior discounts, and travel packages in collaboration with tourist locations, hotels, event organizers, and others.

"To date, there have been around 4,800 seats reserved for group travel through official applications," she disclosed.

After paid operations start on October 17, the Whoosh Fast Train will offer a total of 14 trips per day — 7 trips from Halim Station and 7 from Tegalluar Station, she added.

She said that Whoosh Fast Train passengers will get free feeder train travel, whose schedule will be adjusted to the arrival and departure timings of the Whoosh Fast Train. The feeder trains will stop at Padalarang, Cimahi, and Bandung stations.

"The schedule for the Whoosh Fast Train and feeder trains can be accessed on kcic.co.id and the Fast Train application," she added.

Prospective passengers from Halim Station can access the DI Panjaitan road, Jabodebek LRT, or TransJakarta bus to reach the station, Chairunisa informed.

Meanwhile, prospective passengers from Padalarang Station can access the Padalarang toll exit, Panaris road, and feeder and commuter trains to the station, she continued.

Meanwhile, for Tegalluar Station, passengers can access it via toll exit KM 149 toward Cileunyi, Damri bus from Soekarno Hatta Airport, shuttle bus from Summarecon Mall, and online transportation from Cimekar Station.

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