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Ehmmm nice to hear that Jakarta will have MRT, its avoid tarffic jam very bad specially during office hour, really look forward, and hoping the MRT will be nice and safety to use fro public.
Hi, I’m from KL Malaysia, Jakarta is a second home to me. It is nice to hear that at last Jakarta will have its own MRT/LRT.
The LRT System in KL is operated by a single transportation entity known as RapidKL. The transportation company is actually running an integrated Bus & LRT services for the city and the Klang Valley area. KL and its suburbs are referred to collectively as the Klang Valley. The LRT services in the Klang Valley are run on two main lines namely the Kelana Jaya Line (previously known as PUTRA LRT) and Ampang Line (known before as STAR LRT).
Besides the two LRT Lines KL also have other Transit Network Train that integrated with each other. Other transit network are KL Monorail, ERL (Express Rail Link) and KTM Komuter. These transit network covers major places in KL and the surrounding urban areas. http://www.malaxi.com/Map_transit.htm
These facilities has significantly reduced amount of motor vehicles in the road especially in hectic urban areas. And for me the systems really help me save money on fuel, parking, and vehicle maintenance.
The trains also offers special accessibility features for public with mobility difficulties, including elevators, escalators, automatic doors, downtown pedway, and ect.
Furthermore the trains operate on electricity, which can help reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions and green house gasses. A transit rider creates fewer greenhouse gas emissions than an motor vehicle user for the same trip.
I believe the time has come for city as sophisticated and democratic as Jakarta moving forward with light rail to improve the quality of life and reduce the harm that cars inflict on the urban areas.