Jokowi tries out new airport train

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (in purple T-shirt) taking a ride on the newly launched airport train linking Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to the Jakarta city centre yesterday. The train connection comes as the sprawling Indonesian capital m
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (in purple T-shirt) taking a ride on the newly launched airport train linking Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to the Jakarta city centre yesterday. The train connection comes as the sprawling Indonesian capital moves to tackle the gridlock that can make the journey an hours-long headache. President Joko's trip took about 55 minutes. The airport train operates 42 single-trips per day, and tickets are priced at US$4.90 (S$6.50), according to The Jakarta Post.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2018, with the headline 'Jokowi tries out new airport train'. Print Edition | Subscribe