Jakarta Kota railway station
North entrance to the station (2007)
|Address||Jalan Stasiun Kota no. 1
|Line(s)||Tanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota
|Platforms||6 bay platforms|
|Opened||1887 (old building); 1929 (current building)|
|Rebuilt||1926 - 1929|
|Owned by||PT Kereta Api|
|Operator||PT Kereta Api
KA Commuter Jabodetabek
The station was named Batavia Zuid (or South Batavia) until the beginning of the 20th century. The station was also popularly known as the Beos Station as an abbreviation of Bataviasche Ooster Spoorweg Maatschapij or the Batavian Eastern Railway Company.
Jakarta Kota Station serves as a main station, along with Gambir Station, Jatinegara Station, and Pasar Senen Station, for several intercity train (Argo Train) lines across Java Island. This station also serves three of the six KRL Jabotabek train lines, which operate in the Jakarta metropolitan area.
The first station was built in 1887 by the Bataviasche Oosterspoorweg Maatschapij (BOS), a private railway company. The station was named Batavia Zuid (South Batavia) to distinguish it from the older Batavia Noord (North Batavia) station. The latter was owned by another private railway company and was situated a small distance to the north, directly behind the former city hall. The public railway company Staatsspoorwegen acquired both the southern and northern station in 1898 and 1913 respectively.
The southern BOS station was rebuilt between 1926 and 1929, during which all rail services were temporarily taken over by the Batavia North station. The new and current building was officially opened on 8 October 1929 with a private ceremony by the company staff. All rail services to the old city were then reassigned to the new southern station, while the remaining northern station was demolished.
Jakarta Kota Station is a two-storey station surrounded by streets on three sides with one main entrance and two side entrances. The main entrance and hall are characterized by a barrel vault roof with openings horizontally composed with the top dominated by vertical units (lunettes).
The inside wall of the hall is finished with rough-textured brown ceramic and the outside wall at the bottom of the whole building was covered with green-yellowish plaster. The station floor uses yellow teak and grey wood, and for the platform floor yellow waffle teakwood is used. Jakarta Kota station has six platforms serving 12 tracks. The platforms are sheltered by canopies supported by steel columns.
Both regional intercity trains and local commuter trains start from this station:
- Argo Jati to Cirebon (only 2 trips, the rest departs from Gambir)
- Argo Parahyangan to Bandung (only 2 trips, the rest departs from Gambir)
- Gaya Baru Malam Selatan to Surabaya Gubeng
- Gumarang to Surabaya Pasar Turi
- Patas Purwakarta to Purwakarta
- Serayu to Kroya via Kiaracondong
- Tegal Arum to Tegal
KRL Jabodetabek (Commuter Line)
- Jakarta Kota station
- "Het nieuwe Station Batavia", Bataviaasch Nieuwsblad, Batavia, 14 October 1929
Media related to Jakarta Kota Station at Wikimedia Commons
|Preceding station||Connections||Following station|
|Terminus||Jakarta Kota-Manggarai railway||Jayakarta|
|Terminus||Jakarta Kota-Jatinegara railway||Kampung Bandan|
|Kampung Bandan||Tanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota railway||Terminus|