Pulau Sebang/Tampin railway station

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Pulau Sebang/Tampin
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter
Commuter rail and inter-city rail station
ETS 6.jpg
Passenger disembarking from an ETS train at the station
LocationPulau Sebang, Malacca, Malaysia
Owned byKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s) 1  Seremban Line (KTM Komuter)
 ETS  KTM ETS
Mainline rail interchange KTM Intercity
Platforms2 island platform
Tracks4
Construction
ParkingAvailable, free.
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1905
Rebuilt1995
(reconstruction)
2013
(Actual rebuild)
Electrified2013
Services
Preceding station   KTM Komuter   Following station
towards Batu Caves
Seremban LineTerminus
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS)
towards Padang Besar
ETS Transit
towards Gemas
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Intercity)
TerminusEkspres Selatan Line

The Pulau Sebang/Tampin railway station (formerly Tampin railway station) is a Malaysian train station on the West Coast Line located near and named after the bordering towns of Pulau Sebang, Malacca and Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. The station itself is situated in Malaccan territory, being one of the only two stations on the West Coast Line that serves the state of Malacca, the other being Batang Melaka.

The station is served by the KTM ETS, KTM Intercity and KTM Komuter's Seremban Line. The station is the southern terminus of the Seremban Line and the western terminus for Intercity services from JB Sentral.[1]

Naming dispute[edit]

Initially, the station was named "Tampin railway station", despite the station being situated geographically in Pulau Sebang, and not Tampin. There was an unresolved dispute to what the railway station is named as. The people in Negeri Sembilan called the railway station "Tampin railway station" while the people in Malacca called it "Pulau Sebang railway station". KTM also confirmed that the railway station's name is "Tampin" not "Pulau Sebang". Even after a signboard that read "TAMPIN/PULAU SEBANG" was put up on the platforms the dispute was still ongoing. However, on 4 January 2013, KTM resolved the naming dispute by changing the station's name from just Tampin to Pulau Sebang/Tampin.

History[edit]

The station began operations on 15 July 1905 when construction of the West Coast Line reached Tampin from Seremban. Later on 1 December 1905, the 34-kilometre (21 mi) Tampin-Melaka Line was opened. The main trunk line to Gemas was only opened about a year later on 1 October 1906. The Tampin-Melaka Line was later dismantled by the Japanese in World War II.[2]

On October 10, 2015, KTM Komuter introduced a new route, a shuttle service between Seremban-Sebang/Tampin-Gemas station.[3][4] Southbound Komuter passengers (from Kuala Lumpur) will have to alight at Seremban station, and wait for the shuttle train services to Pulau Sebang/Tampin or Gemas. The shuttle service was cut short on 20 June 2016 to Pulau Sebang/Tampin, removing both Batang Melaka and Gemas from the line. This system operated until 11 July 2016, when the Seremban Line was extended to Pulau Sebang/Tampin, effectively replacing the shuttle service with the Komuter line.

The station is the starting point of KTM Intercity's Ekspres Selatan Line, which terminates at Johor Bahru Sentral station. The station is also the third last stop of the KTM ETS line, before it terminates at Gemas station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berhad, Keretapi Tanah Melayu. "KTMB | Book ticket online for ETS Train, Intercity Train and View Train Timetable in Malaysia | Map & Routes". www.ktmb.com.my. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  2. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/we-can-revive-tampin-malacca-rail-service
  3. ^ https://www.bharian.com.my/node/85731
  4. ^ https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/410837

Coordinates: 2°27′48″N 102°13′37″E / 2.46333°N 102.22694°E / 2.46333; 102.22694