In the middle of a viral train for bicycles in Indonesia, which is similar to abroad. Know the facts first.
Recently a Twitter user with the account @adriansyahyasin compared photos of trains for cyclists abroad with those in Indonesia. Where the upload went viral and stole the attention of netizens.
“Trains for bicycles in Denmark, the Netherlands, and finally Indonesia,” tweeted the user, whose name is Adriansyah Yasin Sulaeman.
In his upload, Adriansyah included photos of bicycle facilities on Danish, Dutch and Indonesian trains. All are equally nice and cyclist friendly.
“For those who are curious about which train services have bike on board services, in fact, these facilities are now available on several intercity trains in Java. Ordering is easy, buying train tickets via KAI Access, we can directly choose the bicycle luggage option Smiling face @KAI121 @keretaapikita , he added.
Added by Adriansyah, goweser can bring a bicycle into the train by paying Rp 350 thousand through the PT KAI application.
searched Bali Tourism, Friday (11/6/2021), in fact the service for cyclists is nothing new. PT KAI has allowed cyclists to bring bicycles into train carriages since 2019.
“KAI understands the need and at the same time ensures the comfort of its service users’ journeys, so regulations regarding baggage are set,” said VP Public Relations of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), Agus Komarudin, in a written statement at the time.
Special bicycle carriage (PT KAI dock)
According to Agus’s statement at the time, KAI determined that each passenger was given free baggage up to a maximum weight of 20 kg with a maximum volume of 100 dm3 (maximum dimensions 70x48x30 cm) and a maximum of four koli (baggage items).
If during boarding at the station, passengers are found to be carrying baggage that exceeds these provisions, a fee of IDR 10,000 per kg for executive class, IDR 6,000 per kg for business class and IDR 2,000 per kg for economy class will be charged. Meanwhile, items larger than 200 dm3 (with a maximum dimension of 70x48x60 cm) are not allowed to be brought into the passenger cabin.
The only bicycles that are allowed to enter the carriage are folding bicycles with the provisions of a maximum weight of 20 kg and a maximum wheel size of 22 inches.
Folding bicycles carried must be stored in the passenger carriage. Passengers are not allowed to store it in the dining car or in the connection between trains.
As for technical storage, folding bikes must be folded and put in the trunk or empty space around each passenger’s seat. However, it should be noted that the storage must be arranged in such a way that it does not have the potential to cause damage to the train and does not interfere with the comfort of other passengers.
In addition to bicycles, the public can also bring wheelchairs and even baby strollers into the passenger cabin for free as long as they comply with the applicable standards.
Only further, the special bicycle train carriage as uploaded by Adriansyah is only available for certain routes. For example, the Patahyangan train for the Jakarta – Bandung route and several others.
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