Jakarta MRT

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The Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (Indonesian: Moda Raya Terpadu Jakarta[a]) or Jakarta MRT (MRT Jakarta, stylized as mrt jakarta) is a rapid transit system in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.

Jakarta MRT
MRT Jakarta logo.svg
MRT Jakarta train in Lebak Bulus Depot.jpg
Jakarta MRT at Lebak Bulus depot
Native nameModa Raya Terpadu (MRT) Jakarta[a]
OwnerMinistry of Transportation (Indonesia)
LocaleJakarta, Indonesia
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines1
Number of stations13 (North-South line, first phase)
Daily ridership93,000[1]
HeadquartersWisma Nusantara, 21st Floor, Jalan Mohammad Husni Thamrin 59, Jakarta, 10350, Indonesia
WebsiteMRT Jakarta
Began operation24 March 2019; 10 months ago (2019-03-24)
Operator(s)PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda)
CharacterElevated & underground
Number of vehicles16 six-car MRTJ 1000 series trainsets
Headway5 minutes (peak)
10 minutes (off-peak)[2][3]
System length20.1 km (12.5 mi)[4]
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Top speed80 km/h (elevated section), 100 km/h (underground section)
System map

The system is operated by PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda), a municipally owned perseroan terbatas of the city of Jakarta. Phase 1 of the project (Lebak Bulus to Bundaran HI) was officially opened on 24 March 2019.[5][6] It operates 285 trips daily from 5 AM until midnight, with 5 minutes headway.[7]


Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, harbouring 10 million inhabitants, one third of the population of Greater Jakarta. It is estimated that over four million residents of the surrounding Greater Jakarta area commute to and from the city each working day. Transport issues have increasingly begun to attract political attention and it has been foreseen that without a major transportation breakthrough, the city will have complete traffic gridlock by 2020.[8]

Currently, public transportation in Jakarta serves only 56% of commuter trips.[9] This figure urgently needs to be raised, as the city's 9.5% average annual growth rate of vehicles far exceeds the increase in road length between 2005 and 2010.[10]

Public transportation now mainly consists of the TransJakarta bus rapid transit system, the World's longest BRT system with a length of 230 kilometers, and includes 1 elevated line and 12 at ground level,[11] the KRL Jabodetabek Metro Jakarta Electrified Train System, Southeast Asia's longest electrified metropolitan transit system with 418 kilometers length consisting of 1 elevated line and 5 at ground level,[12] and various types of independent buses, starting from the very small bemo and pickup-truck sized mikrolet, to slightly larger minibuses such as the widely used MetroMini and Kopaja minibuses and full sized city buses. There are also both two and four wheeled taxis.


Phase 1 of the project was funded through a soft loan (Rp 16 trillion) from JICA with a 30 years tenure and 0.25% interest per annum.[13] The loan number IP is 536 (signed November 2006) for engineering services. The engineering services loan is a pre-construction loan to prepare the construction phase. It consists of:

  • Basic Design package, managed by the DGR (Directorate General of Railways, Ministry of Transport)
  • Management and Operation package, managed by the Bappeda (Jakarta Regional Planning Board)
  • Construction assistance in tender, managed by the PT MRT Jakarta

Phase 2 was funded though a similar loan scheme with a 40 years tenure, allowing a 10 years grace period. The first stage of phase 2 funding (Rp 9.4 trillion) incurred 0.1% interest per annumn.[14] Phase 2 funding (Rp 25 trillion) will cover a portion of phase 1 excess expenditure (Rp 2.5 trillion).

Timeline of developmentEdit

Jakarta MRT underground section between Dukuh Atas station and Bundaran HI, in March 2018
Jakarta MRT traincar being unloaded in Port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, April 2018

Phase 1Edit

A total of eight contracts were awarded.

  • CP 101 (Construction of Lebak Bulus Depot, Lebak Bulus station and related elevated works) awarded to Tokyu Corporation - Wijaya Karya consortium.
  • CP 102 (Construction of Cipete Raya and Fatmawati stations and related elevated works) awarded to Tokyu Corporation - Wijaya Karya consortium.
  • CP 103 (Construction of Haji Nawi, Blok A, Block M and ASEAN stations and related elevated works) awarded to Obayashi Corporation - Shimizu Corporation - PT Jaya Konstruksi JV.
  • CP 104 (Construction of Senayan and Istora stations and related tunnelling works awarded to Shimizu Corporation - Obayashi Corporation - PT Wijaya Karya - PT Jaya Konstruksi JV.
  • CP 105 (Construction of Bendungan Hilir and Senayan stations and related tunnelling works awarded to Shimizu Corporation - Obayashi Corporation - PT Wijaya Karya - PT Jaya Konstruksi JV.
  • CP 106 (Construction of Dukuh Atas and Bundaran HI stations and related tunnelling works awarded to Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company - PT Hutama Karya consortium.
  • CP 107 (Construction of railway systems and trackworks) awarded to Metro One consortium.
  • CP 108 (Construction of rolling stock) awarded to Sumitomo Corporation - Nippon Sharyo consortium.

On 1 June 2013, the first three civil contracts for the 9.2 km (5.7 mi) underground section were signed. Three civil engineering contracts for the elevated section were signed in the third quarter of 2013. Construction work began in October 2013.[15]

Tunnelling was completed on 23 February 2017. On 14 March 2017, the first phase, including the construction of tunnel and upper deck, met the target completion date.[16]

By October 2017, the construction of both elevated and underground line sections were completed.[17] Construction of the elevated section from Lebak Bulus to Senayan was 78.37% complete, while the underground section from Senayan to Bundaran HI reached 93.95 percent as of 26 November 2018.[18]

By December 2017, construction progress had reached 98.01% and was on track to be operational by March 2019. On 31 January 2019, the administration updated that the construction progress for the elevated section had reached 98.59% (98.43% for the elevated section and 98.74% for the underground section).

On 28 February 2019, construction progress reached 99.06%, and the remaining works left were the finishing touches for station entrances and signs. Ahead of its official opening, a limited public trial run was conducted from 12 March 2019 to 23 March 2019. The official opening ceremony was held on 24 March 2019 by the Indonesian president.

Phase 2Edit

A total of six contracts were put up.

  • CP 200 (Construction of underground electrical substation near Monas station) awarded to PT Trocon Indah Perkasa.
  • CP 201 (Construction of Thamrin and Monas stations and related tunnelling works) awarded to Shimizu Corporation - PT Adhi Karya JV.
  • CP 202 (Construction of Harmoni, Sawah Besar and Mangga Besar stations and related tunnelling works).
  • CP 203 (Construction of Glodok and Kota stations and related tunnelling works).
  • CP 204 (Construction of depot at Ancol Barat).
  • CP 205 (Construction of railway systems and trackworks).
  • CP 206 (Construction of additional rolling stock).

Groundbreaking for Phase 2 was initially planned to begin on 19 December 2018. However, due to land acquisition issues, it was pushed back a month, to January 2019. On 30 January 2019, President Director of PT MRT Jakarta, William Sabandar announced that the groundbreaking ceremony is delayed again as the State Secretariat has yet to issue a land-use permit for the area near Medan Merdeka.[19]

The groundbreaking of MRT Jakarta Phase 2 was finally held on 24 March 2019. Advanced works began in June 2019 near the future Monas station, with majority of the construction to begin in 2020. The depot for the second phase is to be constructed at West Ancol.[20]


The Jakarta MRT is expected to stretch across over 108 kilometres, including 26.9 kilometres for the North-South line (from Lebak Bulus to Kota) and 87 kilometres for the East-West line (from Cikarang to Balaraja). Moreover, the extension of the Jakarta MRT from Lebak Bulus via Ciputat and Pondok Cabe to Rawa Buntu, Serpong in South Tangerang is under study.[21]

The following table lists the MRT lines that are currently operational, under construction or planned:

Name and colour Commencement Terminus Stations Length Depot
North-South line
(Phase 1)
24 March 2019 Lebak Bulus
Bundaran HI
13 20.1 km (12.5 mi) Lebak Bulus
Ancol Barat
Under construction
North-South line
(Phase 2A)
2025 Bundaran HI
7 5.8 km (3.6 mi) Lebak Bulus
Ancol Barat
North-South line
(Phase 2B)
2027 Kota
Ancol Barat
3 5.2 km (3.2 mi) Lebak Bulus
Ancol Barat
East-West line
(Phase 3)
TBA Kalideres
Ujung Menteng
22 31.7 km (19.7 mi) TBA
MRT Jakarta System Map

North–South lineEdit

North–South MRT line
↑ Phase 2 
Mangga Besar
Sawah Besar
↑ Phase 2: opening 2025
Bundaran HI
Dukuh Atas BNI
Setiabudi Astra
Bendungan Hilir
Istora Mandiri
Blok M BCA
Blok A
Haji Nawi
Cipete Raya
Lebak Bulus Grab
Jakarta MRT passengers waiting for the train
Inside the train
Platform screen doors at ASEAN MRT station
Jakarta MRT set 11 departing from Lebak Bulus station

The North–South line will be built in two phases. After completion of MRT Phase 1 and 2, the MRT together with TransJakarta are predicted to serve 60 percent total trips made by Jakartans. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 10 October 2013, targeting to conduct Integration Test & Commissioning in August 2018, followed by an operational test from December 2018 through February 2019.[18][22]

Region Station Name Transfers/Notes
Phase 2B (under feasibility studies)
North Jakarta Ancol Barat Future terminus
Mangga Dua
Phase 2A (under construction, operational by 2025)
West Jakarta Kota Planned transfer with      
Mangga Besar
Central Jakarta Sawah Besar
Thamrin Planned transfer with  M2 
Phase 1
Central Jakarta Bundaran HI Terminus until the completion of Phase 2.
Dukuh Atas BNI Unpaid transfer with    ARS 

Planned transfer with  LA   L1 

Setiabudi Astra
Bendungan Hilir
Istora Mandiri
South Jakarta ASEAN[23] Initially named 'Sisingamangaraja'
Blok M BCA
Blok A
Haji Nawi
Cipete Raya
Lebak Bulus Grab Terminus

Phase 1Edit

Phase 1 connects Lebak Bulus to Bundaran HI along 20.1 kilometres and consists of 13 stations (7 elevated stations and 6 underground stations).[24] The Indonesian Ministry of Transport approved this plan in September 2010 and invited tenders. Construction began in October 2013.[22]

Phase 1 was opened for free service on 24 March 2019. Commercial service began on 1 April 2019.[25] Phase 1 is expected to serve 212,000 passengers per day. This expected capacity may be maxed out to 960,000 per day. The 20.1 kilometre distance is covered in under 30 minutes.[26] Within its first month of operations, 82,000 passengers used the line daily.[27]

Phase 2Edit

Phase 2 was initially planned to extend Bundaran HI to Kampung Bandan in North Jakarta. However, land acquisition issues hindered the process, prompting the administration to find an alternative location, which will also be designed to house the trains depot.

On 1 January 2019, the president director of MRT Jakarta, William Sabandar said the city administration had decided to make Kota the final station for Phase 2. The extension was then renamed to Phase 2A.

Phase 2A will extend the North–South line northwards, from Bundaran HI to Kota and consists of 7 stations over 5.8 kilometres. Construction is planned to be completed by 2024, with the line operational by 2025. Phase 2A construction is expected to cost Rp 22.5 trillion.[28]

On 20 February 2019, it was announced that the North-South line will be extended further, towards Ancol. The extension was named Phase 2B.[29]

On 17 February 2020, during the signing of contract CP201 for the construction of the first two stations of the Phase 2A extension, the administration announced that Phase 2B will consists of 3 stations and is currently under feasibility studies, with its construction expected to commence in mid-2022.[30]

Yellow Line (East–West)Edit

A second line is planned to run east-west, from Cikarang (West Java) to Balaraja (Banten) via Central Jakarta. It is envisioned to be 87 kilometres long. Just like the North-South line, the East-West line will also be built in phases. The East-West line is planned to interchange with the North-South line at Thamrin Station.[31][32]

Phase 3Edit

Phase 3 will be 31.7 kilometres long and stretches from Kalideres in West Jakarta to Ujung Menteng in East Jakarta. It is currently under architectural design studies and construction is initailly expected to begin in 2020. On 4 February 2020 however, the Minister of Transport, Budi Karya Sumadi mentioned that construction will only begin in 2022 and targets for completion in 2026.

Fares and ticketingEdit

Kartu Jelajah (single trip) by MRT Jakarta
Jakarta MRT set 01 departs from Fatmawati Station.
Jakarta MRT identification mark, this particular trainset is K1 1 18 19
Jakarta MRT trains in operation

The charged fare for a trip on the MRT starts at Rp 3,000, increasing by Rp 1,000 for every station passed. A trip spanning the entire existing line in 2019 would cost a passenger Rp 14,000.[33]

A refundable Rp 15,000 deposit is required to purchase a single journey ticket, in addition to fares required for the journey.

The Jakarta MRT employs a cashless fare payment system. A dedicated contactless smart card known as the 'Jelajah' can be purchased from the ticketing machines or ticket offices located at every station. Other accepted forms of payment include electronic prepaid cards such as the JakLingko, E-Money (Mandiri), Brizzi (BRI), Tap Cash (BNI), Flazz (BCA) and JakCard (DKI). [34]

Passengers are required to tap their cards at the ticket gates when entering and exiting the paid area of the stations.

Safety and securityEdit

Half-height Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) are installed at platforms of elevated stations, while full-height Platform Screen Doors are used at platforms of the underground stations.

Trains and stations are equipped with CCTVs, which are monitored from the control room. Medical rooms are also available at every station to provide first-aid to passengers and workers, if necessary.[35] Security officers are regularly stationed at stations and trains.

Rolling stockEdit

Contract CP 108 for the procurement of rolling stock for the Jakarta MRT was awarded to a consortium led by Sumitomo Corporation, on 3 March 2015.[36] 16 six-cars trainsets were ordered at a cost of ¥10.8 billion and Rp. 145 billion paid in mixed currencies.[37] The trains were built in Nippon Sharyo's Toyokawa, Aichi plant.[38] These trains are classified as executive-class trains (K1) by the Ministry of Transportation, despite the train's features.

Each car measures 20 m (65 ft 7 in) in length, 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) in width and 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in) in height.[39] These trains utilizes CBTC signaling system and equipped to Automatic Train Operation (ATO) GoA 2, with drivers operating the doors and driving in case of emergency.[40] Like the KRL Commuterline, the MRT trains are also powered via overhead catenary.[41]

On 10 January 2018, the Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan gave first batch of MRT Jakarta trainsets the name "Ratangga". The name was derived from the old Javanese word for chariots.[42] It offers a women-only carriage during morning peak hours from 7AM to 9AM and in the afternoon from 5PM to 7PM.[43]

PT Mass Rapid Transit JakartaEdit

PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) is a joint-stock company founded by the Government of Jakarta Province. Its establishment was approved by the provincial parliament (DPRD) on 10 June 2008 and the company was officially incorporated on 17 June 2008. Its purpose is to operate the Jakarta MRT system. 99% of the shares are owned by the Government of Jakarta and 1% by Perumda Pasar Jaya (a municipal public corporation of Jakarta mainly operating marketplaces).

Jakarta MRT train

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b lit. "Jakarta Integrated Mass Mode"


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