Seremban railway station
|Commuter rail and inter-city rail station|
The still operational pre-war station building of the Seremban railway station.
|Other names||芙蓉 (Chinese)|
|Location||Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.|
|Owned by||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
Seremban Line (KTM Komuter) (1995 to present) |
|Platforms||1 side platform & 1 island platform|
The station is served by the KTM ETS train services, as well as the KTM Komuter service introduced in 1995. Since December 2015, the station is served by the Seremban Line which runs between Batu Caves and Pulau Sebang/Tampin stations. The station is also the former southern terminus, and namesake, of the KTM Komuter line.
The station was constructed between 1904 and 1910 at a cost of RM26,000.00, having long served earlier railway companies before the Malayan Railway Administration (now known as the Malayan Railway) took over responsibilities of managing all lines in Malaya in 1948. The station continued to offer Intercity train services along the North-South Line, as well as offering goods deliveries.
From 6 February 1994 to 12 April 1994, the station underwent extensive remodeling in preparation for the launch of the Rawang-to-Seremban stretch of the KTM Komuter commuter train services. The renovation saw the retrofitting of new KTM Komuter facilities into the station, as well as the raising of all platforms in the station to support easier access in and out of KTM locomotives and coaches.
It was the southern terminus of the KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Line since 1995 when the KTM Komuter began serving Seremban, until the service was merged with the KTM Komuter Southern Service resulting in the southern terminus moving first to Gemas, Sungai Gadut and then later Pulau Sebang/Tampin.
The station contains three platforms connected by a link bridge. Because the station used to serve as a terminal stop of the KTM Komuter commuter train service, only one line was needed for the service, used as a final stop for its southbound journey and the beginning of its northbound journey (like most EMUs, the KTM Komuter rolling stock is capable of moving backwards or forwards). However, all lines and platforms are currently in use.
The northbound trains stop at platform 1, a side platform directly adjoining the station building. Platforms 2 and 3 are situated on an island platform covered by a metal-framed and wooden shade, and serve southbound Komuter and ETS trains.
The station is essentially fashioned in a simplistic form, consisting of an oblong-planned one storey station building containing station offices at the southern half of the station, and ticketing facilities and the passenger concourse in the northern half of the building; a brick-and-plaster entranceway was also included in its earlier iteration. The station features verandahs supported by carved wooden beams sporting curved motives.
The station is covered by two layers of hip roofs: One at the bottom cut at the top by a smaller one with a large gable. A white clock tower is erected atop the roof of the building, topped by an onion dome. The top of the roof is adorned by wooden carvings and small pinnacles on its upper ends.
Around the station
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- "KTMB perkenal perkhidmatan komuter baharu dari Seremban ke Gemas". 1 October 2015.
- Mohamad Rasdi , Mohamad Tajuddin and Mohd. Ali, Kamaruddin and Syed Ariffin, Syed Ahmad Iskandar and Mohamad , Ra'alah and Mursib, Gurupiah (2005). The Architectural Heritage of the Malay World – The Traditional Houses. Penerbit UTM. ISBN 983-52-0357-1.
- "Seremban Railway Station - mrt.com.my". www.mrt.com.my.
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