Cirebon railway station

Cirebon Station (Indonesian: Stasiun Cirebon, Station Code: CN)[1] also known as Cirebon Kejaksan Station is the main railway station in the Cirebon area located on Siliwangi Street, Kebonbaru, Kejaksan, Cirebon City, West Java Province.[2] The station is located at DAOP 3 area as North Cross Line, but in this station there is also cross line in Purwokerto Station which is connected by South Cross Line in Kroya Station. Therefore, most of the trains both north and south lines stopped at this station, except economy class train which is stop at Cirebon Prujakan.[3][4]

Cirebon Station

Stasiun Cirebon
Kereta Api Indonesia
Front view
General information
Other namesCirebon Kejaksan Station
Kejaksan Station
LocationSiliwangi Street, Kebonbaru, Kejaksan, Cirebon
West Java
Coordinates6°42′19″S 108°33′20″E / 6.7052705°S 108.5554415°E / -6.7052705; 108.5554415
Elevation+4 m (13 ft)
Owned byKereta Api Indonesia
Operated byKereta Api Indonesia
Platforms1 side platform
3 island platforms
Structure typeGround
Parking Available
Accessible Available
ArchitectPieter Adriaan Jacobus Moojen
Architectural style
Other information
Station codeCN • 0930[1]
ClassificationLarge class type A[1]
Previous namesCheribon Station (SS)
Tjirebon Station
Cirebon Station is located in Java
Cirebon Station
Cirebon Station
Location in Java

As a transfer station, Cirebon Station is one-side station where the emplacement is located one side linearly with station building.


The front view of the station in the past

Staatsspoorwegen (SS) began to instill its influence in Cirebon since the late 1900's. The existing line in Cikampek was then extended to attract customers in Cirebon. On 3 June 1912, the Cikampek to Cirebon railroad was completed and was part of the construction of the railroad to Purwokerto and Kroya. The route to Cirebon is used to connect the SS line with the Semarang–Cheribon Stoomtram Maatschappij (SCS) line.[5] On 1 November 1914, the two stations connected successfully.[6][7]

The current building of Cirebon Station was the work of a Dutch architect Pieter Adriaan Jacobus Moojen. The architecture of the building follows the Dutch Rationalist conformed into the tropics, becoming a new vernacular style sometimes dubbed the New Indies Style. In 1984, this station was painted white.[8]

In 2011, Cirebon and Cirebon Prujakan stations were renovated by elevating the platforms, increasing the number of lanes and the existing facilities.[9][10]

Building and layout

The interior of the main hall of Cirebon Kejaksan Station.

Cirebon Station has six tracks plus one line that is connected to the locomotive depot and train depot which are located on the northeast side of the station complex. Initially, line 2 was a straight line in the direction of CikampekJakarta and in the direction of Tegal, while line 3 was a straight line branching from and towards Prupuk-Kroya. After the double track to Haurgeulis Station became operational in 2003, line 3 was also used as a double track straight line from Cikampek–Jakarta.

In 2011, the station was renovated by elevating the station platform and overhauling the layout of existing tracks and facilities. In addition, the branch for the route to Purwokerto–Kroya was moved to Cirebon Prujakan Station—the branch remains controlled at Cirebon Station.[9][10] Line 2 is fully used as a straight rail for the direction of Cikampek-Jakarta, while line 3 is fully used as a straight rail for the direction of Tegal or Prupuk-Kroya. In addition, the rail track between the two stations is used as a double single track or twin tracks. The old electrical signaling system has been replaced with a new signaling produced by GRS.

To connect the lines at this station, an underground tunnel is provided so that passengers do not have to directly cross the railroad tracks to reach their intended track.



The following is a list of train services at the Cirebon Station

Passenger services



  • On 2 September 2001 at 03:45, The Empu Jaya train collided with the Cirebon Express train locomotive which was being shunting.[12] As a result of this incident, dozens of passengers were killed and injured, and the northern cross-railway was disrupted and the railroad had to be diverted to the south-bound route.[13]
  • On 18 April 2009 at 20:45, part of the VIP waiting room at Cirebon Station caught fire. It was suspected that the fire started from the air conditioner in the room. Before the fire spread any further, station officials and firefighters put it out.[14]


  1. ^ a b c Buku Informasi Direktorat Jenderal Perkeretaapian 2014 (PDF) (in Indonesian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ (in Indonesian) Situs resmi PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) "". Archived from the original on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  3. ^ Kereta ekonomi, bisnis jalur selatan dan utara tidak berhenti di stasiun Cirebon melainkan berhenti di Cirebon Prujakan
  4. ^ "Home". Archived from the original on 17 September 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ Hernawan, Iwan (2021). "Jalur Kereta Api Pelabuhan Cirebon: Jejak Angkutan Komoditas Perdagangan Pada Masa Kolonial Belanda 1897 - 1942". Forum Arkeologi. 23 (1).
  6. ^ Nusantara, Tim Telaga Bakti; Indonesia, Asosiasi Perkeretaapian (1997). Sejarah perkeretaapian Indonesia (1st ed.). Angkasa. ISBN 9796651688. OCLC 38139980.
  7. ^ Staatsspoorwegen (1920–1931). Verslag der Staatsspoor-en-Tramwegen in Nederlandsch-Indië 1920-1931. Batavia: Burgerlijke Openbare Werken.
  8. ^ "Profil Stasiun Cirebon". Indonesian Heritage Railway (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  9. ^ a b (in Indonesian) Dua stasiun utama cirebon dimodifikasi, "Kompas". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Renovasi Stasiun KA Kejaksan Tuntas Jelang Lebaran". Media Indonesia (in Indonesian). 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  11. ^ Wamad, Sudirman. "Tiga Kereta Rute Cirebon Ganti Nama Jadi Argo Cheribon". detikfinance. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Menhub Nyatakan Tabrakan KA di Cirebon Sebagai Tragedi Nasional". Gatra (in Indonesian).
  13. ^ "Kereta Empu Jaya Bertabrakan di Cirebon". Liputan 6 (in Indonesian).
  14. ^ "Sebagian Ruang Tunggu VIP Stasiun Cirebon Terbakar". (in Indonesian). 18 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
Preceding station   Kereta Api Indonesia   Following station
towards Cikampek
  Cikampek–Cirebon Prujakan   Cirebon Prujakan