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Railink, banks team up to support airport train

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 | Sanny Cicilia

JAKARTA. Airport train operator PT Railink has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 10 local banks to support the payment system of a Soekarno-Hatta airport train, the operation of which is scheduled to start in July.

Among the banks are state-owned lenders Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) as well as private lenders Bank Central Asia (BCA) and Bank CIMB Niaga.

The cooperation will become part of the Airport Railway Ticketing System (ARTS) that the firm developed together with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia.

“We will implement a 100 percent cashless payment system for the ARTS and for users’ convenience. We signed the MoU with the ten banks to support it,” Railink president director Heru Kuswanto said Tuesday after the signing of the agreement.

Heru added the firm would integrate existing bank cards already used by customers instead of issuing exclusive cards for the payment system.

To ease the reservation process, Railink plans to establish a web reservation system on its website as well as mobile apps. Furthermore, passengers will also be able to purchase tickets directly using machines installed at stations, all of which are supported by the partner banks.

In addition to domestic travelers, Railink also aims to facilitate foreign visitors by integrating its payment system and credit card providers, including Master Card, American Express, Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) and Credit Union Bank (CUB). (lnd)     

Source : The Jakarta Post

Reporter: Sanny Cicilia
Editor: Sanny Cicilia