This train station is of great heritage value and meaning to the nation. It is the grandest train station built in the city.
Boasting a Moghul inspired neo-Saracen architecture with gently curving domes and arches, the KL Railway Station is a striking landmark in the city. Situated at the heart of the city, this station used to serve as the hub for the nation?s rail transportation system before the modern KL Sentral Station was built. Just across the road is the Malayan Railway (KTM) Headquarters.
Located along Sultan Hishamuddin Street, the station accommodates train services that pass through the entire city. Train services started on the first of August in the year 1910 during the colonial days. Today, the platforms have been raised a little to accommodate more convenient boarding of the KTM Komuter train services. The building is a must-see that is about 8 decades old but major renovations have been conducted, carefully leaving the traditional and grand architecture out from being changed.
The Railway station used to be the heart of the city when it came to public transportation. Back in the olden days, this grand building was where the trains would stop. It was the central station and was always crowded during peak hours. Today, a more modern central station has been built and operates elsewhere; the KL Sentral. The Railway station only accommodates commuter trains passing by but is no longer the central station for the train services.