Implementation of the new law on railways are yet to be seen due to government regulation as executors being discussed. Government regulations mandated by Law No. 23, 2007 set as fast as 1 (one) year from the entry into force of the Act. Nevertheless in his closing conditions stated that at the time the Act came into force. All the implementing regulations of Law No. 13 1992 declared still valid this does not contradict or replaced under the Act contained in Law No. 23 of 2007 in line with the implementation of regional autonomy and decentralization intended by the Act No. 32 of 2004 on Regional Government and Government Regulation No. 38 2007 on delegation of authority from central to local governments.
The quality of rail services, especially in economy class lately felt worse. Headway uncertain security condition, and the level of safety continues to decline. Train accident rate continues to rise, where in 2007 there were 116 accidents, an increase from the 2006 total of 107 times. More than 90% of accidents that occurred in 2007 caused by a Train derailment or overturned (Directorate of Railways, 2008).
Key words: Policy, Safety, Railway, Passengers.
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