LRT trains crash during test run in Cibubur

Two LRT Jabodebek trains collide during a test run in Cibubur, East Jakarta on Oct. 25, 2021. Photo: Instagram
Two LRT Jabodebek trains collide during a test run in Cibubur, East Jakarta on Oct. 25, 2021. Photo: Instagram

In the second major incident involving public transportation vehicles in Jakarta today, two LRT trains reportedly collided during a test run on an elevated railway in Cibubur, East Jakarta.

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Footage of the incident surfaced before any official confirmation this afternoon, showing what appear to be two trains post-collision and with one climbing on top of the other following the impact.

The collision occurred on an elevated railway in Munjul sub-district. During a press conference, state-owned train manufacturing company PT Inka said one machinist was injured in the incident and is now being treated in hospital. The extent of their injuries has not been disclosed.

No passengers were reportedly onboard during the test run.

PT Inka said a probe has been launched to determine the cause of the crash.

The railway is part of the Greater Jakarta Area Light Rail Transit system (LRT Jabodebek), which, when the service is expected to launch in June 2022, will connect Jakarta with its satellite cities Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi.

Once it launches, LRT Jabodebek is slated to feature driverless trains.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include details about the incident from PT Inka’s press conference.

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