Angry commuters block rail track

Angry commuters block rail track

Commuters who failed to get train tickets on Wednesday vented their anger by occupying railway tracks at Tambun railway station in Bekasi, West Java, causing hours of delays.

Hundreds of commuters intending to travel on a local train scheduled for 5:56 a.m. were disappointed after they were informed the tickets were sold out.

"I came here at 5:30 a.m. but the tickets were sold out," commuter Bondan said on Wednesday, as quoted by

"I was advised to buy a ticket at least three hours in advance, but can you imagine coming to the station at 3 a.m.?" he said.

Another commuter, Sri, said she did not have enough time to buy the ticket a few hours prior to the scheduled departure.

The commuters staged a protest by occupying three railway tracks from 6:30 a.m. "They dispersed at 9 a.m.," Tambun railway station head Muhammad Maulana said.

Two morning trains from Purwakarta and Cikampek in West Java were delayed in the protest.


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