KRL Commuterline

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KRL Commuterline
Logo kcj baru.png
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A 205 series owned by KRL in service on Red Line
Native nameKereta Rel Listrik (KRL) Jabodetabek
OwnerPT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI)
LocaleJakarta Metropolitan Area
Transit typeCommuter Rail
Number of lines6
Number of stations80 (6 inactive)
Daily ridership0.95 million (2017)[1]
(Highest 1.014 million, May 2017)[2]
Annual ridership315.8 million (2017)[3][4]
HeadquartersStasiun Juanda, Jalan Ir. H. Djuanda I, Jakarta, 10120, Indonesia
Began operation6 April 1925 (Netherlands Indian Electric State Railways Tandjoengpriok–Meester Cornelis line);
1999 (under PT Kereta Api, as "Jabotabek Urban Transport Division");
15 September 2008 under PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ);
since 20 September 2017 under PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)
Operator(s)PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)
Train length8, 10 or 12 cars per trainset
Headway3 minute(s)- 1hour (Some routes)
System length418 km (260 mi)[5]
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Top speed90 km/h (55 mph)
System map

KRL Jabotabek Lines.svg

PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia
PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek
Private PT
IndustryRail transport
PredecessorJabotabek Division of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero)
FoundedSeptember 15, 2008; 11 years ago (2008-09-15) in Jakarta
HeadquartersJuanda Station, ,
Area served
Greater Jakarta
ProductsRail transport in Greater Jakarta
ParentPT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero)

KRL Commuterline, or commonly known as Commuterline or KRL by Indonesians, is a commuter rail system for Greater Jakarta in Indonesia. It was previously known as KRL Jabodetabek.

It is operated by PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI), a subsidiary of the Indonesian national railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI). The name of the operator changed from previous PT Kereta Commuter Jakarta (KCJ) since 19 September 2017.[6] The rail system uses rolling stock of rapid transit standard and operates at high frequency with a minimum headway. In 2019, the average number of KRL users per day reaches average of 1.04 million, with a record of the highest number of users served in one day is 1,154,080.[7][8][9]


Colonial era[edit]

In 1917, a plan to introduce electrified railway in Batavia was made by Staatspoorwegen (SS), Dutch colonial railways company. The railway between Tanjung Priok to Meester Cornelis (Jatinegara) was the first line to be electrified. The construction began in 1923 and completed on 24 December 1924. The line was opened on 6 April 1925—in time for the SS 50th anniversary—with 3000-series locomotives from SLM–BBC (Swiss Locomotive and Machine Works - Brown Boveri & Cie), 3100-series electric locomotives from AEG Germany, 3200-series locomotives from Werkspoor Netherlands and passenger coaches from Westinghouse and General Electric.[10]

The electrification project continued and on 1 May 1927, all rail lines that surround Batavia has been fully electrified. Batavia Zuid station (now Jakarta Kota), closed temporarily in 1926, was reopened on 8 October 1929. The last part of the electrification project, Batavia Zuid - Buitenzorg, was completed in 1930.[11] After independence in 1945, the railway operation was taken over by DKA (Djawatan Kereta Api Repoeblik Indonesia/ Indonesian Railways Bureau, now PT Kereta Api).

Decline and revival[edit]

Transportation in Jakarta was at its lowest point during the 1960s. Tramways in Jakarta were closed in 1960 and railway traffic on Manggarai – Jakarta Kota was restricted in November 1966. The electric train services were closed in late 1965.[12]

Electric service was revived in 1972. On 16 May 1972, PNKA (Perusahaan Negara Kereta Api, successor of DKA) ordered 10 new sets of electric multiple units from Japan. The new trains, built by Nippon Sharyo, arrived in 1976 and replaced the old locomotives and coaches. Sets consisted of four cars each, with capacity of 134 passengers per car. Those new trains (commonly known as KRL Rheostatik) will continue serving the passengers in Jakarta for the next 37 years.[12] PNKA (later PJKA and Perumka) continued importing trains from Japan, South Korea and Netherlands until the late 1990s.

In May 2000, the government of Japan via JICA and Tokyo Metropolitan Government donated 72 units of used Toei 6000 trains, formerly operating on Toei Mita Line. These were the first air-conditioned electric trains in Indonesia. The new trains were operated on 25 August 2000 for express services.[13]

Commuter Line era[edit]

Interior of a train coach

The current form of electric train service in Jakarta was begun in 2008. Jabotabek Urban Transport Division, a sub-unit of Kereta Api Indonesia that handles commuter service around Jabodetabek, spun-off to form KAI Commuterline Jabodetabek (KCJ). Ticket revenues, rolling stock maintenance, and station management was transferred to the newly formed subsidiary, but all operational matters (e.g. scheduling and dispatching), rolling stock, stations and infrastructures remained under KAI's responsibility.

The modernization of the commuter railway system, however, did not begin until 2011. In 2011, network operations were greatly simplifed from 37 point-to-point service patterns into six integrated lines (known as Loop line system) all running local, stopping at every station, as express services were abolished. Service was also simplified into two service classes: economy class (cheaper service without air conditioning, subsidized by Ministry of Transportation) and Commuter class (more expensive service with air conditioning). On 17 April 2013, the commuter line extension to Maja in the Green Line commenced operation.[14] On 25 July 2013, the economy class was discontinued, leaving the Commuter class as the sole service class throughout the network.[15] In July 2013, the operator introduced the Commet (Commuter Electronic Ticketing) system replacing the old paper ticket system and changing the old fare system into 'progressive fare' system, as well as modernization of all 80 serving stations.

Starting on 1 April 2015, the Nambo line extension operation is commenced.[16][17]Three line extensions have been opened between 2015 and 2017: the extension of Pink Line to Tanjung Priuk station which commenced operation on 22 December 2015,[18] the extension of Green Line to Rangkasbitung station which commenced operation on 1 April 2017,[14] and the extension of Blue Line to Cikarang station which commenced operation on 8 October 2017.[19] In July 2015, KA Commuter Jabodetabek served more than 850,000 passengers per day, which is almost triple the 2011 figures, but still less than 3.5% of all Jabodetabek commutes.[20]

Until 5 March 2014, KA Commuter Jabodetabek only operates 8-car trainsets on all lines.[21] In 2016, the operation of 12-car trainsets commenced.[22] As of December 2019, it operates 1,057 trips per day by 90 trains.[23]

Service routes[edit]

05 series and 6000 series owned by Kereta Commuter Indonesia, with typical red and yellow livery. They were the main fleets of KCI before the 2013-2016 exodus of 205 series.

The modernization project in 2011 introduced 6 integrated commuter lines and 8 services which serve Greater Jakarta. The number of services has increased to 11 by 2017.

The network route map is recognized by color code and destination of final station.

Lines Services No. of stations Length Opened Operated as

KCI Line

Jakarta - KRL Commuter Central Line Icon.png Central Line (Jakarta Kota–Bogor) Jakarta Kota to Depok 20 33.3 km (20.7 mi) 1930 5 December 2011[24]
Jakarta Kota to Bogor 24 54.8 km (34.1 mi) 1930
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Loop Line Icon.png Loop Line (Jatinegara–Bogor) Jatinegara to Depok 26 47.2 km (29.3 mi) 1987
Jatinegara to Bogor 30 69.4 km (43.1 mi) 1987
Angke to Nambo 21 51.4 km (31.9 mi) 1997 1 April 2015[25]
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Rangkasbitung Line Icon.png Rangkasbitung Line (Tanah Abang–Rangkasbitung) Tanah Abang to Serpong 8 19.6 km (12.2 mi) 1899 5 December 2011[24]
Tanah Abang to Parung Panjang 11 24.3 km (15.1 mi) 1899
Tanah Abang to Maja 17 55.6 km (34.5 mi) 1899 17 April 2013[14]
Tanah Abang to Rangkasbitung 19 72.8 km (45.2 mi) 1899 1 April 2017[26]
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Cikarang Line Icon.png Cikarang Line (Jakarta Kota–Cikarang) Jakarta Kota to Bekasi via Manggarai 18 27.4 km (17.0 mi) 1930 5 December 2011[24]
Jakarta Kota to Bekasi via Pasar Senen 15 26.5 km (16.5 mi) 2017 1 April 2017[27]
Jakarta Kota to Cikarang 21 44 km (27 mi) 2017 8 October 2017[19]
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Tangerang Line Icon.png Tangerang Line (Duri–Tangerang) Duri to Tangerang 11 19.2 km (11.9 mi) 1899 5 December 2011[24]
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Tanjung Priok Line Icon.png Tanjung Priok Line (Jakarta Kota–Tanjung Priok) Jakarta Kota to Tanjung Priuk 4 9.8 km (6.1 mi) 1885 5 December 2011 partial, feeder only[24]

22 December 2015 fully operational[28]

† excluding Gambir station, not serving Commuterline trains

Ticketing and fares[edit]

Commuter Electronic Ticketing (COMMET)
Tickets of KA Commuter Jabodetabek, by Hysocc.jpg
Multi trip (black) and single-trip (white) ticket of KA Commuter Jabodetabek. The single-trip card shown has been decommissioned.
OperatorPT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (formerly by Telkom Indonesia)
ManagerPT Kereta Commuter Indonesia
CurrencyIDR (Rp5,000 minimum load)
Stored-valuePay as you go
  • KRL Commuterline
  • Indonesian Railway station parking lots
  • Jakarta MRT (by late December 2021)
  • Tiket Harian Berjaminan (THB) (single-ride)

Passengers may purchase ticket for single or multiple journeys. Single-journey cards (Tiket Harian Berjaminan/THB) may be purchased at any ticket counters or C-VIM vending machines, available in some stations. A Rp 10,000 deposit will be levied on top of the fare to be paid in order to prevent losses for KCI, as many passengers do not return the single-journey cards. Passengers may recharge the card for the next trip, or refund the deposit at the ticket counter or vending machines in any Commuterline stations.[29] However, if the card is not used or recharged for seven days, the card will expire and cannot be refunded.

Passengers may also purchase a ticket for multiple journeys (Kartu Multi-trip/KMT). KMT is priced at Rp 50,000 (including Rp 30,000 credit).[30] The card has no expiry date and can be used with a minimum credit of Rp 5,000 after KCI introduced fare adjustment machines. Passengers who don't have enough credit in their KMT can top-up at fare adjustment machines or two-way ticket counters. Previously the minimum credit was Rp 13,000, based on the highest available fare in the system.[31][32] The card may be topped up at the ticket counters or vending machines.[29]

In addition to KCJ-issued cards, passengers may also purchase bank-issued cards. Unlike KCJ-issued cards which may only be used for train fares and station's park-and-ride facilities, these cards may also be used for goods and services payments at selected merchants, gas stations, TransJakarta BRT, selected parking facilities, and toll road payments. Currently Commuterline accepts Mandiri e-Money,[33] BRIZZI,[33] BNI TapCash,[33] and flazz BCA.[34]


Fare is charged by distance traveled ('progressive fare'), Rp 3,000 for the first 25 kilometers and Rp 1,000 for every next 10 kilometers.[35] The fare is subsidized by the Ministry of Transportation. For 2016, the government allocated Rp 1.1 trillion public service obligation to Commuterline.[36]

Prior to the introduction of distance-based fare, the fare is determined by number of stations passed. The first five stations passed is charged at Rp 3,000 and every next three stations charged at Rp 1,000. Between July and November 2013, the charges were lowered to Rp 2,000 and Rp 500 respectively, after the government subsidized the fare.[37] Number of passengers increased by 30% after one week of introduction of the new fares.[38]


Sudirman station upper ground entrance/exit

As of January 2019, there are 80 active and 4 inactive stations for KRL Commuterline. All the stations have commercial zones of various sizes for operating retail stores, chain shops, and ATM booth. The stations have prayer place, toilets and dispensary for emergency health service. Stations have manual ticket counters as well as automated ticket vending machines since 2017 .[39] Started on 15 January 2019, all stations have free Wi-Fi service facility for passengers.[40]

List of stations[edit]

Bold: Terminus or transit stations

Italic: Closed for Commuterline, open for intercity trains

Strikethrough: Closed for all services

Jakarta - KRL Commuter Central Line Icon.png Central Line Jakarta - KRL Commuter Cikarang Line Icon.png Cikarang Line Jakarta - KRL Commuter Rangkasbitung Line Icon.pngRangkasbitung Line Jakarta - KRL Commuter Tangerang Line Icon.png Tangerang Line Jakarta - KRL Commuter Tanjung Priok Line Icon.png Tanjung Priok Line

† Some trains starts and terminates here

† Some trains start and terminate there

^ One early morning train terminates there instead of Tanah Abang and one morning train starts there instead of Serpong, Parung Panjang or Maja[41]

Sudirman station is one of the busiest commuter line stations in Jakarta, located nearby Sudirman street
Jakarta - KRL Commuter Loop Line Icon.png Loop Line

† Some trains starts and terminates here

^ For northbound (to Depok/ Bogor) trains only; southbound (to Jatinegara) trains does not stop there.

List of major stations[edit]

A 10-car 205 series trainset owned by Kereta Commuter Indonesia takes a curve between Universitas Indonesia station and Pondok Cina station on a southbound Commuter Line service in 2016. The 205 series, the current main roster of Kereta Commuter Indonesia, operate mainly on Rthe ed Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line, and Green Line. Bukit Duri and Bogor (both located at the Red and Yellow Line) serve as their main depots.

Below are the list of main and terminus stations, some of them also servicing intercity train lines.

Station Establishment Type Line(s) Intercity/Local station
Jakarta Kota 1926 Commuter Terminus and Transit, and Intercity Terminus KRL Icon Red.svgKRL Icon Blue.svgKRL Icon Pink.svg Yes
Gambir 1884 Intercity Terminusa KRL Icon Red.svgKRL Icon Blue.svg Yes
Manggarai 1918 Commuter main transit KRL Icon Red.svgKRL Icon Blue.svgKRL Icon Yellow.svg Yes
Jatinegara 1910 Commuter terminus, transit and East Westbound Intercity stopb KRL Icon Blue.svgKRL Icon Yellow.svg Yes
Tanah Abang 1910 Commuter terminus and transit KRL Icon Yellow.svgKRL Icon Green.svg Yes
Duri 1899 Commuter terminus and transitc KRL Icon Yellow.svgKRL Icon Brown.svg Yes
Kampung Bandan N/A Commuter transit KRL Icon Yellow.svgKRL Icon Pink.svg No
Pasar Senen 1925 Intercity terminus, Westbound Local stop and Northbound Commuter stopd KRL Icon Yellow.svg Yes
Depok 1881 Commuter terminus KRL Icon Red.svgKRL Icon Yellow.svg No
Bogor 1881 Commuter and South Local terminus (Bogor Paledang station)b KRL Icon Red.svgKRL Icon Yellow.svg Yes
Bekasi 1887 Commuter terminus, East Suburban transit and East Intercity transit (night-time only) KRL Icon Blue.svg Yes
^a Currently, Gambir station does not serve as commuter stop, instead focusing on intercity train services in Gambir. Passengers who travel to areas near Merdeka Square, could depart at the nearby Gondangdia or Juanda stations.
^b South local trains (operated by PTKA, serving trips from Bogor to Sukabumi/Cianjur) starts and ends from Bogor Paledang, within walking distance from Bogor station.
^c Duri Station is planned to be the transit for Airport Commuter Train, which was under construction in 2014 and started operation in 2017.
^d Pasar Senen station only serve the Jatinegara – Depok/Bogor commuter service, while the Bogor/Depok – Jatinegara service does not stop here.

Rolling stock[edit]

Set 6115 operated by KRL Commuterline Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2011

KRL Jabodetabek rolling stocks are composed of second-hand rail cars imported from Japan of Tokyo Metro, Toyo Rapid, JR East, and Tokyu. Domestically made air-conditioned cars produced by Industri Kereta Api (INKA) air-conditioned are no longer in service, although those trains will operate on Solo-Yogya commuter line in Central Java. Trains are generally formed of 8, 10, or 12 cars, with a capacity of 80–110 passengers per car. KRL CommuterLine had 1,020 cars as of July 2019.[42]

Train without air conditioning (mainly economy class) are no longer operated as KCI (the operator) begins the single-service operation of air-conditioned trainsets. One set of ex-economy class (Holec) has been retrofitted with air conditioning by INKA.

Toei 6000 series, which began service in 2000, was the first air-conditioned train type to be scrapped in December 2015. They are replaced by a huge influx of newer secondhand 205 series trains.[43]

Since 1 January 2016, the ex-JR East 103 series were also retired from service.

Non-air-conditioned rolling stock (all retired since 2013)[edit]

  • KRL Ekonomi BN-Holec (retired, some modified to become diesel commuter trains)
  • KRL Ekonomi Rheostat (scrapped or stored)
  • KRL Hitachi (scrapped or stored)
  • KRL ABB Hyundai (retired, some modified to become diesel commuter trains)

Air-conditioned rolling stock[edit]

Retired air-conditioned rolling stock[edit]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 9 December 2013 – A train serving KRL Serpong-Jakarta line (former Tokyo Metro 7000 series rolling stock) collided with Pertamina tanker truck at Bintaro Permai railway intersection, Jakarta. Seven people (including the three train drivers) were killed in the crash.[44][45]
  • 23 September 2015 – Two electric trains (KRL 1154 and KRL 1156 which are the former 205 series rolling stock units) collided at Juanda Station. No one was killed, but 42 passengers were hurt, with some required intensive treatment.[46]


Rolling stock[edit]


See also[edit]


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