Jakarta Kota Station

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Jakarta Kota Station
Jakarta Kota Station.jpg
Gate of the station
Station statistics
Address Jalan Stasiun Kota no.1, Jakarta,
Coordinates 6°8′15″S 106°48′53″E / 6.13750°S 106.81472°E / -6.13750; 106.81472Coordinates: 6°8′15″S 106°48′53″E / 6.13750°S 106.81472°E / -6.13750; 106.81472
Line(s) Tanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota
Bekasi-Jakarta Kota
Depok-Jakarta Kota
Bogor-Jakarta Kota
Platforms 6
Tracks 12
Parking Available
Other information
Opened 1887 (old building); 1929 (current building)
Rebuilt 1926 - 1929
Station code JAKK
Owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia
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 appointed as a historical and cultural landmark in 1993.[citation needed]

The station was named Batavia Zuid[1] (or South Batavia) until the end of the 19th 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 station in 1938
The main hall inside

The station was built around 1870. It was renovated in 1926 and re-opened on August 19, 1926. It was officially inaugurated on October 8, 1929, by the Dutch Governor-General, A.C.D. de Graeff.

The design of the station was by the Dutch architect Frans Johan Louwrens Ghijsels (born September 8, 1882) and 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 gate and two side entrance gates. The main entrance gate is recognized by its barrel-vault roof with openings horizontally composed with the top dominated by vertical units (lunettes).

The inside wall of the hall is finished with brown ceramic with rough texture 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. The platforms are sheltered by canopies supported by steel columns.


Jakarta Kota Station has six platforms serving 12 tracks.


KRL Jabodetabek (Commuter Line)[edit]

  • Blue Line service to Bekasi Station, West Java
  • Red Line service to Depok and Bogor Station, West Java
  • Pink Line service to Tanjung Priok Station

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External links[edit]

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