After the government announced the increase of fuel price, mostly public transportation companies are almost certain to increase their fares, but PT PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ), operator of CommuterLine, had announced new distance-based fares system and a new multi-trip electronic ticketing scheme that will be effective as of Monday.
With the new distance-based fare and also with subsidy from the Central Government, the company announced their cheaper fare. For the first five stations the commuter fares will be Rp 2,000 and Rp 500 for every three additional stations. The company expects to have more passengers with the cheaper fares.
PT KCJ also launched multi trip e-ticket called Commuter Electronic Ticketing (Commet). Commet cards are used in the same way as the single trip cards introduced in April. PT KCJ selling the multi trip ticket for Rp 50.000 (Rp. 20.000 for the card and Rp.30.000 for credit). The cards can be reloads with credit ranging from Rp 5,000 to Rp 1,000,000 in all stations in Greater Jakarta. Commet cards are fully transferable and can be used by anyone and also refundable.
Although by now the Commet cards can only be used at stations in Greater Jakarta, but PT KCJ has plans to cooperate with banks and other public transportation systems, including Transjakarta buses, to create an integrated card system.