Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij

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Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij, N.V.
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Het hoofdkantoor van de Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS) in Semarang TMnr 10032316.jpg
NIS company head office in Semarang, Dutch East Indies, now known as Lawang Sewu.
HeadquartersSemarang, Dutch East Indies
LocaleBatavia, Buitenzorg, Central Java, East Java, and Yogyakarta Sultanate, Dutch East Indies
Dates of operationAugust 27, 1863–
SuccessorKereta Api Indonesia
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS) company head office (now known as Lawang Sewu), Semarang, Dutch East Indies

The Nederlandsch-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (Dutch East Indies Railway Company), abbreviated NIS, was the railway company in charge of rail transport in Java, Dutch East Indies. The company's headquarters were in Semarang. The railway connected Semarang with Yogyakarta and Surakarta and in 1873 they also connected the Willem I Railway Station of Ambarawa and Kedungjati and Batavia. Later the network expanded to Bandung and Surabaya.

The company's iconic headquarters building in Semarang was designed by Cosman Citroen.


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