Reporter: Herlina KD | Editor: Herlina Kartika Dewi
KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. In an effort to accommodate busy commuters who work on-the-go, state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has launched coworking spaces at several train stations across Java.
PT KAI’s general director, Edi Sukmoro, said he hoped that the new facilities would help boost productivity among commuters, especially millennials.
“Train stations have become a hub for public activities. It’s only right that we build coworking spaces at the stations,” Edi recently said as quoted on the company's official website.
The company’s coworking spaces are said to offer a range of amenities, including internet connection, 16 seats and work desks.
“To use a coworking space, commuters will have to show their boarding passes. They will then be granted free access for two hours,” Edi said.
PT KAI has so far launched coworking spaces at nine stations, including Gambir, Juanda and BNI City stations in Jakarta as well as Bandung Station in Bandung, West Java, and Semarang Tawang Station in Semarang, Central Java.
The company planned to open coworking spaces at more stations, Edi said.
State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno commended the company’s coworking spaces, saying they were the type of innovation that the public needed in the digital era.
“I hope PT KAI will keep providing the public with the best service,” Rini said during the launch of the company’s coworking space at Bandung Station.