Due to the slightly late arrival of my flight, I opted to get the Railink to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) directly as usual, rather than transiting at Batu Ceper like on my previous trip, in order to save a bit of time.
I purchased my ticket from the main staffed counter as usual with my foreign credit card as Singapore does not practice a PIN number for credit cards.
My credit card receipt for the ticket purchase.
Heading straight to the ticket gates as the train was about to depart in 5 minutes.
Scanning my ticket at the ticket gate.
Boarding my Railink to Sudirman Baru (BNI City).
The interior of the Railink train.
I opted to take the facing row of seats for a smoother transition at Duri.
With the crowd on the end coaches, selecting this was not a big issue.
The legroom available on the facing rows of seats.
Departing from SHIA Airport Railway Station.
Skirting around the airport.
Lots of Boeing 747s parked at CGK.
The new road seems to be coming up pretty fast.
Making a brief stop at Batu Ceper.
Crossing over to the main Tangerang Line.
Bypassing all Tangerang Line stations at speed.
Crossing over the Cengkareng Drain.
A Tokyo Metro 05 Series heading for Tangerang. Hmm, not sure if I would be happy to be on this because it’s a Tokyo Metro 05 Series or to be angry because it’s only an 8-car train.
Approaching Duri station.
Making a brief stop at Duri station.
Hmm, wonder how passengers would be getting to and from the concourse from the Railink platforms.
Heading off on the Loop Line for Sudirman Baru (BNI City).
Bypassing Tanah Abang and overtaking a freight train.
The Rangkasbitung Line and onwards to Merak splitting off from the main Loop Line.
Disembarking from the Railink.
Scanning my ticket at the ticket gates to exit the platform.
New signs are in place, updated with the inclusion of the MRT Jakarta.
Heading down to exit the station.
I continued along the existing sheltered path.
Beware of passing trains while on this passageway.
The concrete steps have now been tiled over and smoothed out to form a ramp.
The latest addition to the Jakarta public transportation network – the MRT Jakarta ready for passengers.
From the sheltered linkway, continue straight to head for the existing Sudirman KRL Station, or exit the linkway to the left for the Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station.
Heading down the ramp to the new pedestrianised Jl. Kendal, the new central walking path linking the Sudirman Baru (BNI City) Railink Station, Sudirman KRL Station and Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station.
The main entrance of Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station facing Sudirman Baru (BNI City) Railink Station and Sudirman KRL Station.
The former road is now refreshed into a pedestrian path.
From here, I headed to my hotel to check-in first before exploring the MRT Jakarta in detail.
Overall, another quick and efficient ride from the airport to downtown Jakarta with the SHIA Railink.