Following the Tanah Abang KRL Commuterline train station being shut down this morning after it became the target of rioters in Central Jakarta, another major train hub, MRT Jakarta’s Bundaran HI station, is also closing for the day amid fears of further unrest from election protests in the capital today.
MRT Jakarta this afternoon announced the closing of Bundaran HI station via its social media channels. The station has been shut from 1:30pm to midnight today and is expected to reopen tomorrow.
Pada hari ini mulai pukul 13:30 akan diberlakukan rekayasa jalur MRT Jakarta dari stasiun MRT Lebak Bulus Grab dan dari stasiun-stasiun MRT lainnya hanya sampai Stasiun Dukuh Atas BNI. Stasiun Bundaran HI untuk sementara ditutup mulai pukul 13:30 s.d. 24:00 karena alasan keamanan pic.twitter.com/wh2pEvWRpU
— MRTJakarta (@mrtjakarta) May 22, 2019
MRT trains coming in from Lebak Bulus station will make their final stop at Dukuh Atas BNI station, which is one stop away from Bundaran HI station. All other stations are operating normally.
The sudden announcement of Bundaran HI’s temporary closure will undoubtedly leave many workers in the downtown commercial hub needing alternate forms of transport home this afternoon. While many offices in the area have shut today in anticipation of the protests, some remain open.
Well, how am I going to get home then?
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Election protests boiled over into violent riots since last night in Jakarta. Follow our live tweets for the latest news and updates, including which parts of the capital you should avoid today. Stay safe, Jakarta
— Coconuts Jakarta (@CoconutsJakarta) May 22, 2019