Information about KA Lodaya
Kereta Api Lodaya travels between Bandung (BD) and Solo (SLO). This train is also known as Lodaya Priority, Lodaya Malam, Lodaya Pagi.
Lodaya train is a train serving route Solo Balapan-Bandung and vice versa. The existence of Lodaya train is relating to Padjadjaran / Senja Mataram train which was launched on March 11th, 1992 serving only Yogyakarta - Bandung route at that time. However, on September 1st 1992, the route was expanded into Solo - Bandung. Padjadjaran / Senja Mataram train changed its name becoming Lodaya train after the rejuvenation on May 2nd, 2000 by traveling back and forth from Solo to Bandung in the morning and evening using the same train.
Along with the increasing number of Solo- Bandung train enthusiasts and vice versa, then in October 2006, Lodaya II train serving majors in the night was launched, which has contrary route with Lodaya I train schedule. Finally, Lodaya II train is known as Lodaya train until now. This train travels for about 447 km far which is taken for about 8 hours and 30 minutes with train number 67 and 68.
During the journey, Lodaya will stop at several stations: Cikudapateuh, Kiaracondong, Cipeundeuy, Tasikmalaya, Banjar, Karanganyar, Kebumen, Kutoarjo, Yogyakarta and Klaten. There are both executive and business class in a series of Lodaya train. This train's name is taken from one folklore in Tatar Sunda, Macan Lodaya (Lodaya Tiger) which was the incarnation of Prabu Siliwangi when meeting his son, Raden Kian Santang.