“BEWARE OF ZOMBIE”
“Danger, beware of zombie” warns a sign in the station, where red emergency lights pulse.
“The zombies didn’t actually chase us but we were still panicking,” said Genesis Christi, a 17-year-old zombie enthusiast.
Called the Train to Apocalypse, the event is inspired by the 2016 South Korean horror film Train To Busan.
“We want to tell young people that taking public transportation can be something cool too,” Billy Junior, CEO of Pandora Box, told AFP.
Home to more than 30 million people, heavily polluted Jakarta has some of the world’s worst traffic congestion, and its uneven pavements mean it is not conducive to walking.
Its light rapid transit system only began commercial operation in December 2019.
Transport analysts cautioned at the time that the new line and cheap prices alone would not cure the city’s infatuation with private vehicles.