Greater Jakarta LRT

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Jabodebek LRT
OwnerMinistry of Transportation
LocaleGreater Jakarta
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines3
Number of stations18 (first phase), 41 (future)
Operation will startJuly 2022 (planned)[1]
Operator(s)Kereta Api Indonesia
Number of vehicles31 six-car PT INKA trainsets
Headway3 minutes
System length43.3 km (26.9 mi) (first phase)
83.6 km (51.9 mi) (final)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification750V (DC) third rail
Planned Jabodebek LRT lines

Greater Jakarta LRT Lines.svg

Greater Jakarta LRT
Hatta Airport
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Kamal Raya
Rawa Buaya
Dukuh Atas
Rasuna Said
Taman Mini
Jatibening Baru
Kampung Rambutan
Cikunir I
Cikunir II
Bekasi Barat
Sentul Circuit
Sentul City

Jakarta LRT CB.svg L2 
Phase 1A
Phase 2
Jakarta LRT BK.svg
Phase 1B

The Greater Jakarta LRT or Jabodebek LRT is a rapid transit system currently under construction in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, as well as the adjacent areas of West Java and Banten, both within the Jakarta Metropolitan area. It is being implemented by the central government. To be directly operated by Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), the system is planned to connect the Jakarta city center with suburbs in Greater Jakarta such as Bogor, Depok and Bekasi, hence its acronym "Jabodebek".[2]

Operation was initially targeted to begin in 2019. However, it has been delayed for two years. As of March 5, 2021, the construction progress of the LRT Jakarta phase 1 reached 83.37 percent and was targeted to become operational in July 2022.[3]


Some of the abandoned Jakarta Monorail project pillars will be used in the LRT Jabodebek project

The Jakarta light rail transit project is aimed to tackle Jakarta's high road traffic congestion. The northern section of the LRT project partly replaces the Jakarta Monorail project which has been cancelled.[4]

The monorail project in Jakarta was planned since the early 2000s. Construction commenced in 2004 but immediately stalled due to insufficient funding. In 2005 the initial pylons were constructed. However, the project was abandoned altogether in 2008, leaving the unfinished pylons blocking the main roads. The monorail line design, including the Green loop line and Blue line gained criticism as it only connected shopping malls in Jakarta's city center and would not connect to Jakarta's suburbs which desperately need transportation infrastructure, and thus would not be useful for Jakartan commuters. Transportation experts deemed that the city center monorail project would not address Jakarta's traffic problems, but would only serve as a novelty tourists' ride.[5] To answer the need for commuter infrastructure, a consortium of five state owned enterprises, led by PT Adhi Karya (previously part of the Jakarta Monorail consortium), proposed the construction of a 39.036 km (24 mi) monorail line connecting Cibubur-Cawang-Kuningan and Bekasi-Cawang across Greater Jakarta.[6] The line will connect the 'Green' and 'Blue' lines originally planned by PT Jakarta Monorail to Jakarta's suburbs Cibubur and Bekasi.[7]

In 2013 the Jakarta monorail project was revived and relaunched. In mid 2014 however, the project was stalled after disagreement between PT Jakarta Monorel, the developer/operator, and the Jakarta Municipal Government over land acquisition for the depot as well as the station designs.[8] Following the disagreements, by 2015 the Jakarta Municipal Government terminated its contract with PT Jakarta Monorel; thus monorail project was disbanded altogether. The numerous stalled monorail support poles will be used by state-owned construction company PT Adhi Karya to develop Jakarta's light rail transit instead.[4] The shift of choice from monorail to a traditional rapid transit system was based on several considerations; compared to monorail, LRT has higher passenger capacity, simpler intersection and switching system, and cheaper maintenance cost.


In 2015, it was announced that the Indonesian Cabinet Secretary has endorsed the plan to build three light rail transit lines.[9][10] Total investment cost of this project is estimated to reach 23.8 trillion rupiah (1.8 billion US dollars).[11]

  • Jakarta LRT CB.svg Cawang–Harjamukti[12]
    • Station names: Cawang – Taman Mini – Kampung Rambutan – Ciracas – Harjamukti
  •  L2  Cawang–Dukuh Atas[12]
    • Station names: Cawang – Ciliwung – Cikoko – Pancoran – Kuningan – Rasuna Said – Setiabudi – Dukuh Atas
  • Jakarta LRT BK.svg Cawang–Jatimulya[12]
    • Station names: Cawang – Jatibening Baru – Cikunir 1 – Cikunir 2 – Bekasi Barat – Jatimulya

The construction phase of extension for the planned route Grogol–Pesing–Rawa Buaya–Kamal Raya–Dadap–Soekarno–Hatta International Airport was proposed, but was not mentioned in Presidential Regulations No. 98/2015 (PERPRES Nomor 98/Th. 2015).[10]

Phase 1[edit]

Phase 1 of the construction consists the entirety of Line 2 (Cawang–Bekasi Timur), part of Line 1 (Cibubur–Cawang–Baranangsiang) and Line 3 (Cawang-Dukuh Atas-Senayan). The first phase will cost 11.9 trillion rupiah (approx. USD 903.6 million). It will be 43.3 kilometers long, consisting of 18 stations.[13]

  • Phase 1A (Cibubur–Cawang–Dukuh Atas): 24.8 km
  • Phase 1B (Cawang–Bekasi Timur): 18.5 km

Construction of Phase 1 began on 9 September 2015 and was initially predicted to be operational by early 2018, in time for the 2018 Asian Games. However, due to funding, restructuring and land acquisition issues, the project has failed to meet the deadline.

As of December 2020, construction progress has reached 80.0% (92.4% for Cibubur–Cawang, 76.6% for Cawang–Dukuh Atas and 88.7% for Cawang–Bekasi Timur).

Phase 2[edit]

Phase 2 will extend Line 1 southwards, from Cibubur to Bogor Baranangsiang, and also extending from the other end from Dukuh Atas to Palmerah and Senayan. It is currently under planning.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Proyek LRT Jabodebek Molor ke 2022". 5 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Rencana LRT di Jakarta". Kompas (in Indonesian). Jakarta. 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Catat, LRT Jabodebek Beroperasi Komersial Juli 2022". 8 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Ahok confirms cancellation of monorail project". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  5. ^ Wiji Nurhayat (27 October 2012). "Monorel Lebih Cocok Untuk Angkutan Wisata". Detik Finance (in Indonesian). Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Adhi Karya Bangun Monorel Cibubur-Cawang-Kuningan". Investor Daily.
  7. ^ "State Firms Propose Jakarta Monorail Extension". Jakarta Globe. May 6, 2013.
  8. ^ Syailendra (16 October 2013). "Begini Desain Stasiun Monorel Jakarta". Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  9. ^ "The acceleration of the implementation of light rail transit in the region of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok dan Bekasi" (PDF). Indonesian Cabinet Secretary. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  10. ^ a b "The acceleration of the implementation of light rail transit in the region of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok dan Bekasi" (PDF). Indonesian Cabinet Secretary. 2 September 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Besok, Proyek LRT Akan Dimulai". (in Indonesian). 8 September 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Keputusan Menteri Perhubungan Republik Indonesia Nomor KM 207 Tahun 2019 Tentang Penetapan Trase Jalur Kereta Api Ringan atau Light Rail Transit Terintegrasi di Wilayah Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, dan Bekasi (PDF) (in Indonesian).
  13. ^ Raditya Margi (9 September 2015). "Jokowi kicks off LRT construction". The Jakarta Post. Jakarta. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Sah! LRT Jabodebek Sampai Baranangsiang, Pemkot Kaji Sistem Transportasinya". Radar Bogor. Retrieved 3 January 2020.

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