Gambir railway station

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Gambir Station
Gambir Station Platform 2.jpg
Gambir station upper platform
Station statistics
Address Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur no. 1, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
Platforms 2 island platform
Tracks 4
Parking Available
Other information
Opened 1884
Rebuilt 1990s
Station code GMR
Owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia
Aerial view of Gambir Station from the National Monument.

Gambir Station (Indonesian: Stasiun Gambir, Station code: GMR) is a major railway station in Gambir, Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. It is located on the eastern side of Merdeka Square. It was built during the Dutch East Indian era and renovated in the 1990s.

Gambir Station serves as an arrival/departure point for most intercity trains operating across Java Island. Two of Jakarta's main commuter lines, the KRL Jabotabek Blue Line (to Bekasi) and Red Line (to Bogor) pass through this station, but do not stop here. Only Executive and Business class trains use Gambir Station.

History[edit]

Aerial view of Gambir Station in 1940

From 1871 to 1884 a small railway stop (halte Koningsplein) was situated on the southeast border of the Koningsplein.[1] In 1884 a new classical station (Weltevreden Station) was built at the current position, replacing the former stop. In 1928 this station was renovated in Art Deco style. In 1937 the name Weltevreden station was changed to Batavia Koningsplein Station and after Indonesian independence the name was changed to Jakarta Gambir Station. In 1990, the station was renovated into the current joglo architectural style with a lime-green ceramic facade.[2]

Building and facilities[edit]

Gambir Station's building consists of three floors. Local tenants, restaurants, mini-markets and ticket counters are on the first floor. A ticket checking post was added after a train boarding system was implemented. The second floor contains a waiting area, food tenants, cafes, and shops. The third floor is the departure/arrival area, with two island platforms serving four train tracks. Gambir Station also has an ATM Center, toilets, public telephones, and lifts serving all floors at the station. There is a taxi pool east of the station.

Lines[edit]

Intercity train[edit]

KRL Jabodetabek Commuter Line[edit]

Two KRL Jabodetabek lines pass through the station:

  • Blue Line to Bekasi Station, West Java
  • Red Line to Depok Station and Bogor Station, West Java

Since 2013, commuter trains skip Gambir due to the station's crowded intercity schedule. Commuter train passengers must stop at either Juanda or Gondangdia Station and use other modes of transport to reach Gambir station.

Intermodal connection[edit]

DAMRI Bus[edit]

DAMRI buses from Gambir Station to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport run everyday from 01:00 until 21:00.[3] The ticket price is Rp 25000.

City Transport[edit]

Many local modes of transport service Gambir Station, including: buses, minibuses, taxis, and Transjakarta corridor 2 (Pulo Gadung - Harmoni)

Mayasari Bakti[edit]

PPD[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Metromini P06 (Senen - Tanjung Priok)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • (Indonesian) PT KAI - the Indonesian rail company

Coordinates: 6°10′36″S 106°49′50″E / 6.17667°S 106.83056°E / -6.17667; 106.83056

Preceding station Connections Following station
Juanda   Jakarta Kota-Manggarai railway   Gondangdia