Argo Jati is the highest executive class train in Cirebon Operational Area 3. The train began to operate in 2005, serves passengers every day from Jakarta (via Gambir Station) to Cirebon (via Cirebon Prosecutor Station) in two trips, back and forth. On the weekend, Argo Jati train only serves one trip per day, using a facultative train. The Argo Jati Facultative train is part of Jakarta Operational Area 1. With the capacity of 50 passengers per carriage, Argo Jati can carry up to 350-450 passengers every day.
Argo Jati train will cover a distance of 214 km from Jakarta to Cirebon (or vice versa) with approximately 3 hours traveling time. Throughout this trip, Argo Jati train will only stop at three stations, namely Jatibarang Station, Bekasi Station, and Jatinegara Station. Argo Jati Regular from Cirebon usually departs at 05:25 AM and 13:50 PM. Meanwhile, Argo Jati Regular from Jakarta usually leaves at 09:00 AM and 17:20 PM. For weekend trips, Argo Jati Facultative departs from Cirebon at 11:00 PM and from Jakarta at 07:15 AM. Train tickets for this route are offered at a price range of 125,000 IDR, 140,000 IDR, 160,000 IDR, and 185,000 IDR per person, depending on the seat, the subclass of the train you selected, as well as the ticket and train departure times.
As an executive class train, Argo Jati offers typical Argo train facilities. This train has a passenger car equipped with air conditioning, toilets, and audio-video entertainment via LCD TV. Passenger seats are made of leather, and the back can be adjusted. Each seat is also supported by footrests, cushions, blankets, folding tables, reading lamps, electric plugs, and baggage rack. Larger baggage areas are available at the end of the train. Argo Jati also provides Wi-Fi connection on the train as well as a special smoking room. This one-decade-old train also provides disabled-friendly facilities.
Argo Jati took its name from Wali Songo, Sunan Gunung Jati. Sunan Gunung Jati is one of the important figures in the spread and development of Islam in Java. The use of his name aims to increase the pride and prestige of Argo Jati’s passengers.
Argo Jati train first operated on 13th May 2005. At the time, its name was still KA Cirebon Express Utama. The prestige of the executive class train kept decreasing until finally PT. KAI decided to raise its class to Argo to answer the passengers' wishes. This train was finally assumed the status of the Argo executive train since 12th April 2007 and operates using the former 1995 Argo Gede train. Since 3rd November 2010, PT. KAI relaunched the train using CC206 locomotive, and it was named New Argo Jati.
Argo Jati Regular uses CC206 Locomotive which uses the latest electric diesel and has a speed of 70-100 km/hour. This series of trains consists of one generator train, six executive trains, one dining car, and one luggage car. Meanwhile, Argo Jati Facultative consists of one generator train, eight executive trains, and one dining car. Argo Jati Facultative train’s speed is higher, that is 80-120 km/hour. The fast speed comes from the famous Locomotive CC201, one of the most successful locomotive production of General Electric Transportation USA in Indonesia.
In 2010, Argo Jati train launched an environmentally friendly livery. The Argo Jati Go Green has a sophisticated toilet sanitation treatment system to reduce environmental pollution. The look of its carriage is similar to an airplane’s so that passengers are likened to board a plane on land. This train is one of the first short route eco-friendly trains in Indonesia with high occupancy.