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Old Kuala Lumpur Station (KLO)

This is the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. It is located at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. The building is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is a very beautiful building. It has a Moorish-style which was designed by architect A.B Hubbock. The building is about 80 years old in 1999 because it was built at 1910. I am sure it is built long before you and me were here. In 1986, it went under extensive renovations but now everything is finished. Now it has air-conditioned waiting hall, snack kiosks , tourism information booth and many more. In the past, it used be very quiet but since the Commuter service started, it is very busy. Very sadly, all the Intercity train services doesn’t stop here anymore because there is a new railway station opened called KL Sentral. Only Commuter train stops here. It is located less than 1KM away from the old railway station. For panaroma views of the station, please go toMultimedia section. Click here for a KTMB Intercity map to see where this station is.

Click here to read an article written by N. Kumaran

 

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After 90 years, last train rolls into KL Railway Station

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station received its last intercity train service on April 15, 2001 with the arrival of the Senandung Malam at 10.30pm. It marked the end of the station’s 90-year period as the central hub of rail transportation in the peninsula.

As of April 16, 2001 all KTM Berhad intercity services to the north, south and the east coast will operate from the new Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station located in nearby Brickfields. According to duty station manager Sulaiman Murad, the first intercity train to arrive at the KL Sentral today will be the 7am Express Kenari. Only KTM Komuter services will continue to stop at the old KL Railway Station. The old station, with its distinct Moorish architecture was designed by A. R. Hubback who also designed the Masjid Jamek(A mosque in KL). The old station first began operation in 1911. Station Hotel supervisor Anthony Kau said the Kuala Lumpur station, which exudes colonial charm, will still attract tourists. “I don’t think our business will be affected as passengers can just hop on the commuter train to come to the old station,” he said.