Monday, July 30, 2018

Visit Palembang, South Sumatera: Tourist Destination with New LRT System.

As Palembang City comes to the final phase of hosting Asian Games 2018 on 18th August 2018, it is set to become a trend setter in transportation system in Indonesia. Presiden Jokowi officially marked the function of Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Palembang, South Sumatera on July 15th 2018. The functioning of LRT in Palembang is the first one in Indonesia with that in Jakarta will soon to operate too.

The LRT is designated to support the event in transporting athletes. it starts right  from the Airport Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II to the venues of Asian Games XVII  in Jaka Baring Sport Center with a distance of 25 km.

There will be 13 LRT stations along the route. These stations are: Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Al Hajj Dormitory, Telkom, RSUD, Polda, Demang Lebar Daun, Palembang Icon Mall, Dishub Kominfo, Pasar Cinde, Ampera Bridge, Governor Bastari, Jakabaring Sport City, and OPI Mall.

However during the Asian Games 2018, only six stations will be in operation. the stations are Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II,Palembang Icon Mall, Pasar Cinde, Ampera Bridge, Jakabaring Sport City and OPI Mall. The ticket price between station is Rp 5,000.0. The LRT officially operate since 1st August 2018 with the following provisional schedule.

Source : Kompas, Sunday, 15 July 2018.


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