Purwojaya Train is the newest Satwa Executive train presented by PT KAI (Persero) to serve intercity trips between Cilacap and Jakarta. There is only one round-trip with this train available every day. The main stations of the train are Cilacap Station and Gambir Station.
The Purwojaya Train travels around 444 km in a trip between Cilacap and Jakarta. Duration of the trip is around 6,5 to 7 hours long. For passengers from Jakarta, the Purwojaya Train departs at 22.00 each day and scheduled to arrive in Cilacap Station at dawn—exactly at 04.57 on the next day. Meanwhile, the passengers from Cilacap will be able to depart by Purwojaya Train at 14.30 each day. This train will then travel for approximately 6 hours 48 minutes, so that passengers will arrive at the Jakarta Gambir Station by 21:30. The train will make stops at several stations, specifically Cirebon Station, Purwokerto Station, Kroya Station and Maos Station. It will also make stops at Bekasi Station and Jatinegara Station exclusively for Purwojaya Train departing for Jakarta.
As an Executive class train, Purwojaya offers various fares. These fares are based on the subclass and seat positions. The highest is Subclass A that offers the most expensive fare, Rp300.000 per passenger. Meanwhile, the lowest Subclass that offers the cheapest fare is Subclass J, i.e., Rp240.000 fare per passenger. Furthermore, fares are also adjusted by the travel distance. For the shortest distance trip (i.e. Jakarta-Cirebon), the fares are ranging from Rp180.000 to Rp225.000 per passenger.
The aforementioned fares include Executive class train special facilities provided by PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero), i.e., air conditioning, toilet, baggage, and modern seats. The train seat’s well design includes adjustable backrest that can be straightened or leaned, rotatable position, as well as electric plugs, a folding table, reading lights, blankets and pillows. Dining service is available at additional cost and can be ordered from the special dining car. You may also order foods and drinks right from where you sit with the help of the train steward or stewardess.
Interesting Information about Purwojaya Train
The origin of the name
Purwojaya is basically an abbreviation derived from the names of two cities, i.e. Purwokerto and Jayakarta (Jakarta). Both cities have inspired the naming of the train simply because the first one is the operational area of Purwojaya Train management while the latter is one of the destination of this train’s trips.
The train’s history
As the newest Satwa Executive train, Purwojaya Train has actually been presented by PT KAI (Persero) since March 13th 1995. Back then, the train still served combined class of Executive and Business. Then, starting from February 23rd 2016, this train has fully served Executive class for Cilacap – Gambir trips
The train series
Purwojaya Train carries more or less 11 cars in one series which include 9 Executive coaches, 1 dining car, and 1 power car. Since February 25th, the train series used were produced in 2009, which was formerly carried by Gajayana Train.
The “flag” train
Ever since Purwojaya Train was changed into Executive class train, Operational Area 5 of Purwokerto as the management has promoted the train as the pride of the city and entitled it with the “flag” train. Out of seven trains from the Operational Area 5 of Purwokerto in total, Purwojaya Train is the only one that has the title.