Taiping railway station

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Taiping
Taiping Railway Station.JPG
Location Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.
Owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s) ETS Line (beginning 10 July 2015)
Platforms 2 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Available, free.
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1885
Rebuilt Between 1890s-1900s
(1st rebuild)
October 2013
(2nd rebuild)
Electrified 2015
Services
Preceding station   Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS)   Following station
towards Padang Besar
ETS Transit
towards Gemas
KTM Komuter
Bukit Mertajam-Padang Rengas Route
Terminus

The Taiping railway station (Malay: Stesen keretapi Taiping; Jawi: ستيسين کريتاڤي تايڤيڠ) is a Malaysian train station located at and named after the town of Taiping, Perak.

Malaysia's first railway station was situated in Taiping and was opened in 1885 when the Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line, Malaysia's first, was opened. The current modern station is the third railway station to be built in Taiping. It was built as part of the Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrification and Double-Tracking Project which was completed in 2014.

The station is on the West Coast Line and is a stop for both the ETS Ekspres service between KL Sentral and Padang Besar and the ETS Transit service between Ipoh and Padang Besar since the two services commenced on 11 July 2015 and 10 July 2015 respectively. KTM Intercity trains also stop at the station.

History[edit]

The first Taiping railway station was opened in 1885 and is situated where the King Edward VII Primary School now stands. The station was officiated by Sir Hugh Low.[1][2] The station was the eastern terminus of the Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line, Malaysia's first railway line. The tracks of the line no longer exist as they were dismantled in the 1980s.

The second station, which replaced the original Taiping railway station, was the relocated to the Jalan Stesen site between the 1890s to early 1900s. This station was in operation until it was replaced by a new station that was built as part of the Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrification and Double-Tracking Project. The old station is still standing and is being preserved.

The new station, which is situated to the northeast of the second station, began operations on 27 February 2014. The KTM ETS's ETS Transit began serving this station when services commenced on 10 July 2015. A day later on 11 July 2015, ETS Ekspres trains began serving this station.

Coordinates: 4°51′6″N 100°43′52″E / 4.85167°N 100.73111°E / 4.85167; 100.73111

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landasan Keretapi Yang Pertama di Tanah Melayu". Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Malayan Railways 100 years 1885 - 1995

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