Gemas railway station
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Gemas railway station is a Malaysian railway station located at the eastern side of and named after the town of Gemas, Tampin District, Negeri Sembilan. Built in 1922, the station is the meeting point of and the railway junction connecting the West Coast Line (Padang Besar - Singapore) with the East Coast Line (Tumpat - Gemas).
|Inter-city rail station|
The new Gemas Railway Station
|Location||Gemas, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan|
|Owned by||Keretapi Tanah Melayu|
|Line(s)||KTM ETS |
KTM Intercity Ekspres Selatan
KTM Intercity Ekspres Rakyat Timuran
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
As part of the Seremban-Gemas double tracking and electrification, the tracks were realigned and a new station building was built adjacent to the old station building. The old station building, platforms and a section of the railway tracks have been spared demolition and preserved.
The Gemas station was constructed sometime in 1922 as a hub for trains from Penang, Seremban, and Kuala Lumpur. The station also houses a railyard to store active motive power and rolling stock, the railyard also has another function as well: a scrapyard for old, broken down motive power and rolling stock to be scrapped off as cheap metal.
Between October 2015 and June 2016 KTM Komuter also served the stretch between Seremban and this station. However, passengers to Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves or Tanjung Malim are required to switch trains at Seremban then. Following a rescheduling exercise in June 2016 the shuttle service service was cut short and ended at Pulau Sebang/Tampin, removing Gemas and Batang Melaka from the line. Direct trains all the way to Tanjung Malim (and later to Batu Caves) was established from Pulau Sebang/Tampin station and passengers were no longer required to change trains at Seremban. However, both Gemas and Batang Melaka were no longer included in the Seremban Line.
On 10 October 2015 KTM ETS services were extended to Gemas.
Platforms of the new Gemas Railway Station with a KTM ETS train.
- "KTMB introduces new commuter service from Seremban to Gemas". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.