Batik Solo Trans

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Batik Solo Trans
LocaleSurakarta, Indonesia
Transit typeBus Rapid Transit
Number of lines3 BRT
Daily ridership9,000-10,000 (2017)[1]
Began operation1 September 2010

Batik Solo Trans (abbreviated BST) is a bus rapid transit system serving the city of Surakarta, Central Java. Launched in 2010, it currently operates 3 corridors.


Batik Solo Trans was launched on 1 September 2010 by then-mayor of Surakarta Joko Widodo.[2] The service, which initially had only a single corridor and 38 stations,[3] was expanded with its second corridor in 2014 and a third in 2018.[4][5]

In 2017, estimates place that 5,500-6,000 people used the first corridor daily, with another 3,500-4,000 in the second.[1] The city's transportation board claimed that around 5,000 used the third corridor service daily.[6] While it has some features of BRT systems, BST has low passenger throughput and lack a right of way in roads.[7]

There were 31 active buses in 2013.[8] The BST also uses local angkot to act as feeders to the service.[7]


  1. ^ a b Adhi, Irawan Sapto (5 February 2017). "Baru 10.000 Orang Per Hari, Jumlah Penumpang BST Belum Sesuai Target". Semarang Pos (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  2. ^ "BATIK SOLO TRANS". Antara Foto (in Indonesian). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Operasional BST Banyak Kendala". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). 30 November 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "BST Koridor III Beroperasi Pekan Depan, Ini Rutenya". Jateng Pos (in Indonesian). 31 January 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  5. ^ "BST Koridor II Solo Mulai Beroperasi Februari". Tribun Jateng (in Indonesian). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. ^ Adhi, Irawan Sapto (27 March 2018). "Makin Nyaman, Penumpang BST Koridor 3 Capai 5.000 orang/Hari". Jateng Pos (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b Guerra, Erick; Taylor, John. "Bus Rapid Transit gone awry in Solo, Indonesia? Lessons for sustainable transportation in a motorcycle city" (PDF). Transportation Research Board. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. ^ Alim, Abdul (3 December 2013). "Solo butuh tambahan 180 armada BST". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 October 2018.