Jakarta Kota railway station

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Jakarta Kota
Jakarta Kota Station.jpg
North entrance to the station (2007)
Station statistics
Address Jalan Stasiun Kota no. 1
Coordinates 6°08′15″S 106°48′53″E / 6.1375°S 106.8147°E / -6.1375; 106.8147Coordinates: 6°08′15″S 106°48′53″E / 6.1375°S 106.8147°E / -6.1375; 106.8147
Elevation +4 m
Line(s) Tanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota
Jakarta Kota-Manggarai
Jakarta Kota-Jatinegara
Connections TransJakarta
Platforms 6 bay platforms
Tracks 12
Other information
Opened 1887 (old building); 1929 (current building)
Rebuilt 1926 - 1929
Station code JAKK
Owned by PT Kereta Api
Operator PT Kereta Api
KA Commuter Jabodetabek
Preceding station   KRL Jabodetabek   Following station
Tanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota Terminus
toward Bekasi
Bekasi-Jakarta Kota Terminus
toward Bogor
Bogor-Jakarta Kota
toward Depok
Depok-Jakarta Kota

Jakarta Kota Station (Indonesian: stasiun Jakarta Kota, station code: JAKK) is a terminal train station, located in the old city core of Jakarta.

The station was named Batavia Zuid[1] (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.[2] All rail services to the old city were then reassigned to the new southern station, while the remaining northern station was demolished.

The station was appointed a historical and cultural landmark status in 1993.[citation needed]


The station in 1938
The main hall inside

The design of the station by the Dutch architect Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels (born 8 September 1882) is a combination of Western Art Deco and local architecture styles.

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:


KRL Jabodetabek (Commuter Line)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jakarta Kota station
  2. ^ "Het nieuwe Station Batavia", Bataviaasch Nieuwsblad, Batavia, 14 October 1929

External links[edit]

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