Railway company to stop Parahyangan train service

State railway company PT KAI will discontinue its Parahyangan train service plying the Jakarta-Bandung route as of April 27, 2010, due to a sharp decline in the number of passengers.

"Our revenue can no longer cover the operational costs," Sugeng Priyono, spokesman for the company’s Jakarta operational area, told Antara on Saturday.

He said the route would be served by Argo Gede executive trains.

Parahyangan train carries 76 executive class passengers and 204 business class passengers on average per day.

Sugeng said PT KAI had reduced the train’s fares to woo more passengers but it did not work.