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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).

 ETS 
Gemas
Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Inter-city rail station
Gemas New Station 1.jpg
The new Gemas Railway Station
LocationGemas, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia
Owned byKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s) ETS  KTM ETS
Mainline rail interchange KTM Intercity Ekspres Selatan
Mainline rail interchange KTM Intercity Ekspres Rakyat Timuran
Platforms3 island platforms
Construction
ParkingAvailable, free.
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1922
Rebuilt2012
Electrified2014
Services
Preceding station   Keretapi Tanah Melayu   Following station
towards Padang Besar
ETS TransitTerminus
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Intercity)
Ekspres Selatan Line
towards Tumpat
Ekspres Rakyat Timuran Line

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

KTM KomuterEdit

Between October 2015 and June 2016 KTM Komuter also served the stretch between Seremban and this station.[1] 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.

KTM ETSEdit

On 10 October 2015 KTM ETS services were extended to Gemas.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KTMB introduces new commuter service from Seremban to Gemas". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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