The beautiful Kuala Lumpur Railway Station used to be the main train hub for the capital and country before the new KL Sentral Station was built.
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50621 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is a prime example of British colonial architecture in the city.
Designed by Arthur B. Hubback, an English architect who also built several other iconic buildings around Kuala Lumpur (such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Masjid Jamek, Panggung Bandaraya and National Textile Museum), the railway station was completed in 1910.
Constructed in a mixture of Neo-Moorish, Mughal, Indo-Saracenic or Neo-Saracenic styles that were typical at the time, the elegant building is instantly recognizable from afar due to its delicate arches, spires and turrets.
It rightly holds its place among the most fabulous constructions of historical value in Malaysia’s capital.
Visiting Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station today mainly receives only local KTM Komuter trains, with much of the traffic redirected to the new KL Sentral Station.
This plays out well for visitors, for the lack of passenger crowds allows a better experience and appreciation of the building’s wonderful architecture.
For those who wish to visit the interior of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station for photo ops, several routes go through the station, including the Batu Caves – Tampin route, Port Klang – Tanjung Malim route and Sentul – Seremban route.
The excitement does not end there, as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is also home to the Railway Museum located on the ground floor.
Right opposite the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station lies yet another historical and architectural wonder in the form of the headquarters of KTM, the Malaysian national railway company, which is built in a similar design but with contrasting colours.
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How to get to Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is located in the heart of the city along Jalan Damansara and Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
The station is today mainly used for local routes to and from destinations including Port Klang, Tanjugn Malim, Seremban, Sentul, Batu Caves and Tampin.
If you are on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus, stop directly at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.