Tanjung Priok railway station

Tanjung Priok station (TPK), officially named as Tanjung Priuk by Indonesian Railway Company, is a train station in North Jakarta. It is located across the Tanjung Priok Port, which is the main port of Jakarta. This station is one of the oldest in Jakarta and the biggest station built during the Dutch East Indies era. It is included in the list of heritage building by the government of Jakarta.

Tanjung Priok station

Stasiun Tanjung Priuk
Tanjung Priok Station in 1950s
LocationJalan Taman Stasiun Tanjung Priok
Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Priok
North Jakarta 14310
Indonesia
Coordinates6.1111°S 106.8808°E / -6.1111; 106.8808
Elevation+4 m (13 ft)
Owned byPT Kereta Api Indonesia
Operated byKA Commuter Jabodetabek
Line(s) Pink Line
Platforms4
Tracks8
Connections TransJakarta Corridor 10 TransJakarta Corridor 12
Other information
Station codeTPK
History
Opened1885 (quay)
1914 (current)
Services
Preceding station   KRL Jabodetabek   Following station
TerminusTanjung Priok-Jakarta Kota
toward Jakarta Kota
Location
Tanjung Priok station
Location within Jakarta

History

The history of Tanjung Priok station is intertwined with the port of Tanjung Priok, the main port and gateway to Batavia and thereby of the entire Dutch East Indies.

The port was built in 1877 in response to the increased maritime traffic accompanying the opening of the Suez Canal. Since Tanjung Priok is situated further away from Batavia than the old port of Sunda Kelapa, a railway was constructed linking Tanjung Priok to the city of Batavia in the southwest. This would provide a safe and comfortable means of transportation in the swampy area.[1]

The first station opened in 1885 on the quay immediately next to the first harbour. The second and current station was built a kilometer southward in 1914. The Art Deco building was designed by C.W. Koch, head engineer of the Staatsspoorwegen (SS). 1700 workers, including 130 Europeans, were tasked with constructing the station and the station was completed on April 6, 1925.

The station ceased to operate passenger trains between 2000 and 2009, during which the station was used for shunting freight trains. The station was renovated and reopened for passenger services on 28 March 2009.[2]

Services

So far only a few long distance economy class trains depart/terminate at this station. Starting from 1 November 2014, Tanjung Priok Station only serves freight trains heading from/to Tanjung Priok Port. All passenger trains that used to terminate here were rerouted to Pasar Senen.[3]

On 21 December 2015, the KA Commuter Jabodetabek line to Jakarta Kota railway station was reopened, after being inactive for years.[4]

Public transport

References

  1. "Tanjung Priok, Stasiun", Jakarta.go.id, archived from the original on 23 February 2015
  2. Aprillatu, Pramirvan Datu (10 March 2013), "Sisa kejayaan Belanda di stasiun KA Tanjung Priok", Merdeka.com, retrieved 17 January 2017
  3. Rachman, Taufik (13 November 2014), "Stasiun Tanjung Priok Fokus Kereta Barang", Republika, retrieved 17 January 2017
  4. Agustinus, Michael (21 December 2015), "KRL Kota-Tanjung Priok 'Hidup Lagi'", Detik.com, retrieved 17 January 2017

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