Thanks for posting this Tata.tata said:Jakarta to subsidize construction of 15 busway lines in Jakarta in attempt to speed-up the realization of those lines.
Alvin, thansk for the info. If lines 2 & 3 are finhsed by the end of this year, and at least two lines of 4-7 by early 2007, then this will be a significant achievment. Passenger numbers should greatly increase once there is a basic network beyond the first 3 lines.Alvin said:yep, as far as I know corridors 2 and 3 will be completed by the end of the year
Corridors 4,5,6 and 7 will start preliminery work this year. The govt has an ambitious plan to finish these 4 lines by 2007.
tata, actually a rail line was considered but a mixture of cost benefits, environmental issues (part of the line uses a creek corridor) and politics (new mass transit system for small Australia city - well smaller than others with 1 million people) meant that the O-Bahn system was chosen.tata said:it looks to me that rail used in Adelaide busway would cost a lot. Why not building light train in that case?
Expected finish date for trials is 15 Dec but that looks unlikely especially if line 3 is only 70% done.tata said:Summary:
- Line 2 and 3 operation on Jan 15, 2006 (2 years after line 1)
- Line 2: 80% ready and Line 3: 70% ('till date)
- Both line will use in total 27 buses out of which 12 are new CNG buses and 15 petrol buses from line 1.
- Passangers can use the 3 lines with only 1 ticket.
Tata, thank you very much for your info and explanation of the 4 new lines. Now that you have peseq5 premission, and if you have the time, an updated map would be great. Looking at the Jakarta Posts articles from today and the one you posted on the 4th it doesn't seem as though there is an announced date for construction of the four new lines and given the potential backlash with traffic jams and rerouting of existing bus lines (from bus operators) I guess that they may be waiting until after April and once everything settles down before commencing nay new construction.tata said:Yappo,
There are 2 maps available, the first one is the original plan taken from http://trans.jakarta.go.id . The second one is created by an Indonesian forumer peseq5.
I'm not sure though if the actual construction going on is following the original plan (I'm not joking).
Still from http://trans.jakarta.go.id, 4 lines are to be build in 2006 whose budget is already proposed to the parliament. It's said that these 4 lines will be operational by the end of 2006 which looks very much optimistic.
Line 4: Pulo Gadung - Bundaran Hotel Indonesia
See the 2nd map, this line connects B1 and A11. I'm pretty much sure that this line will pass Jl Pemuda, Jl Pramuka, passing in front of Saint Caroles Hospital, RSCM, Megaria, connection with Jabotabek line (Cikini Station), Jl Diponegoro, Jl Imam Bonjol and arriving in Bunderan HI for connection with Line 1.
When this line is realized it'll be easy to travel from the south to the east of Jakarta. Will see a lot of passengers.
However they may face difficulties to find an area to allow the buses to make U-Turn in Bunderan HI, there's no enough space there.
Line 5: Kampung Melayu - Ancol
Starts from BL1 go up north crossing Line 4 and Line 2. So we will see the integration with those 2 lines plus the possibility corresponding with Jabotabek railway somewhere on the north.
This line I predict will pass, Jatinegara Market, Connection with Jabotabek railway in Jatinegara station. Then go to Matraman raya, connection with Line 4 around Saint Caroles area, go up north to Pasar Senen, and Jl Mangga Besar then arriving in Ancol.
Line 6: Kampung Rambutan - Kampung Melayu
As said in their website, this will be the most difficult line to build since the road in Jl. Dewi Sartika is narrow.
Predicted iteneries, start from Kp Rambutan, Jl. Raya Bogor, Cililitan, Jl Dewi Sartika, Cawang, Polonia and Kp Melayu (connected with Monorail Station).
Line 7: Ragunan-Imam Bonjol
Very promising line since this will connect residential area in the south of jakarta with CBD of Kuningan. The roads that it passes are quite wide so the success probability of having this line realized is quite high.
My guess is this line will start from Ragunan Zoo, Pejaten, Warung Buncit, Mampang Prapatan, Jl. Rasuna Said, connection with Monorail Line Blue in Mega Kuningan, and ends in Jl Imam Bonjol (connected with Line 4).
The only difficulty will be to find an area for the buses changing direction back to Ragunan in Jl Imam Bonjol since the road is quite narrow and this is a diplomatic area --it's not supposed to be a busy area.
As seen above, there are a lot of connection between the lines and with Jabotabek and future monorail.
For illustration, the 4 new lines would appear the the right bottom part of peseq5's map.
Hopefully this is useful.
Note for peseq5: if you allow me I could add those 4 new lines into your map. Let me know.
Alvin, a belated thanks for replying to my query. peseg5 seems to think that Line 5 will also be completed on time but perhaps let's see how it is looking in a couple of months.Alvin said:well, it looks as if Lines 6-8 should open as scheduled, 15 January 2007. Line 5, I'm not too sure because of that problem...