Most public transportation services in Jakarta have resumed normal operations today, but the mobility of buses are still being limited in downtown Central Jakarta due to road closures from the post-election protests earlier this week.
Jakarta’s new subway, the MRT, announced via its social media channels that normal service has been restored across all its 13 stations. Previously, on Wednesday, MRT Jakarta closed Bundaran HI station in Central Jakarta — which is within walking distance to the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) office where most of the protesters were concentrated. Yesterday, MRT Jakarta closed all of its underground stations, meaning the service only ran along its elevated railway line and stations amid fears of further unrest.
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MRT Jakarta beroperasi penuh 24 Mei 2019 mulai pukul 05:00 dari Lebak Bulus Grab hingga Stasiun Bundaran HI dan melayani penumpang melalui keseluruhan 13 stasiun MRT. Jadwal keberangkatan dan kedatangan Ratangga sesuai dengan jadwal normal untuk setiap stasiun. . MRT Jakarta masih akan secara intensif mengevaluasi perkembangan situasi di setiap kawasan stasiun MRT. Para pengguna kami himbau untuk tetap memperhatikan perkembangan informasi terkini mengenai operasional MRT Jakarta dari petugas kami, media sosial resmi dan website MRT Jakarta. . Prioritas utama kami adalah keselamatan penumpang MRT dan keamanan sarana prasarana MRT milik kita bersama. #MRTJakarta #UbahJakarta
Similarly, the KRL Commuterline train service has also resumed normal operations following the reopening of Tanah Abang and Palmerah stations. Tanah Abang was particularly under threat on Wednesday morning after rioters pelted stones at the facility, leaving passengers temporarily stranded.
#RekanCommuters #InfoLintas Kami informasikan untuk rute perjalanan KRL Bogor/Angke/Jatinegara dan Rangkasbitung/Tanah Abang perjalanan KA normal kembali. Stasiun Tanah Abang dan Palmerah sudah dapat melayani naik/turun penumpang, |1
— Info Commuter Line (@CommuterLine) May 22, 2019
Meanwhile, several TransJakarta bus routes are still being diverted as roadblocks on protest hotspots such as Jalan MH Thamrin are still up today, and will likely remain up until the end of the week. Among the routes affected are Corridor 1 (Blok M-Kota), Corridor 6B (Ragunan-Monas via Semanggi) and Corridor 6A (Ragunan-Monas via Kuningan). Corridor 9 (Pinang Ranti-Pluit), which passes through Slipi, where violent riots took place on Wednesday, has reopened today.
For live updates, passengers may check TransJakarta’s official Twitter account as well as commuting apps such as Moovit or Trafi.
INFO | Koridor 9: Pinang Ranti – Pluit sudah kembali beroperasi normal tanpa pengalihan. Terima kasih.
— Transportasi Jakarta (@PT_TransJakarta) May 23, 2019
If you’re commuting by car or motorcycle, it’s a good idea to check Google Maps before you go as the app gives real-time updates on road closures in the city.