Ketapang railway station (Banyuwangi)

Ketapang Station (formerly Banyuwangi Baru Station) is a railway station, managed by Kereta Api Indonesia, located at Ketapang, Kalipuro, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. This station is at the most southeastern railway station in Southeast Asia.

Ketapang Station

Stasiun Ketapang
Kereta Api Indonesia
Front view
General information
LocationKetapang, Kalipuro, Banyuwangi Regency
East Java
Coordinates8°8′28″S 114°23′50″E / 8.14111°S 114.39722°E / -8.14111; 114.39722
Elevation+7 m (23 ft)
Operated byKereta Api Indonesia
Line(s)Kereta Api Indonesia Kalisat–Banyuwangi
Platforms1 side platform
2 island platforms
Structure typeGround
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Bicycle parking
Accessible Available
Other information
Station codeKTG • 5534[1]
ClassificationLarge type C[1]
Opened7 September 1985; 38 years ago (1985-09-07)[a]
Previous namesBanyuwangi Baru Station (1985-2019)
Ketapang Station is located in Banyuwangi Regency
Ketapang Station
Ketapang Station
Location in Banyuwangi Regency

As of 1 December 2019, the station was renamed into "Ketapang Station" based on the proposal of the Banyuwangi Regency Government to Kereta Api Indonesia so that it can make it easier for tourists visiting Banyuwangi.[2][3]

History edit

The background to the opening of the new port in Ketapang was the silting of the port city of Banyuwangi (now Boom Beach) which made it difficult for freight ships to lean on the pier.[4] On 1 January 1974, this port activity was stopped and moved to a new port in Meneng (now Tanjungwangi).[5]

Because the need for crossings is increasing, it is necessary to create integration and continuity between modes of transportation. This station was built simultaneously with the construction of a new line from Kabat Station to Ketapang Harbor in 1984–1985 to replace the Banyuwangi Lama Station which had been established in the city of Banyuwangi. On 7 September 1985, the new line was officially opened along with the operation of this station and two other stations located on the line (Karangasem—now Banyuwangi Kota—and Argopuro).[6]

Building and layout edit

Ketapang Station has six train lines with track 2 being a straight track. To the north of this station there is a locomotive sub-depot and a train depot to store and maintain the train fleet, especially trains operated by Kereta Api Indonesia's Operational Area IX.

Line 6 Train series parking lane

Has a direct access from and towards rail wye

Line 5 Train series parking lane
Line 4 Train series parking lane
Line 3   The second turning track for train departure and arrival line
Island platform
Line 2   Straight track and also as the main line for train departure and arrival
Island platform
Line 1   The main turning track for train departure and arrival line

Has a direct access from and towards locomotive depot or train depot

Side platform
G Main building

Services edit

The railway services that use this station :

Executive and Premium Economy class edit

Economy class edit

Local train edit

Gallery edit

As Banyuwangi Baru Station edit

As Ketapang Station edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ The inscription at Karangasem Station with the numbers dated 7 September 1985 is evidence of the inauguration of the new Kabat–Banyuwangi Baru (Ketapang) railway line

References edit

  1. ^ a b Buku Informasi Direktorat Jenderal Perkeretaapian 2014 (PDF) (in Indonesian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  2. ^ REDAKSI (23 July 2019). "PT. KAI Setuju Stasiun Karangasem – Banyuwangi Baru Berganti Nama". Kabar Rakyat .id. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ Fanani, Ardian. "Nama Dua Stasiun di Banyuwangi Bakal Berganti". detiknews. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ Suryansyah, R. (2015). Dampak Sosial Ekonomi Perpindahan Kawasan Pelabuhan Banyuwangi dari Mandar ke Ketapang. Fakultas Ilmu Sosial, Universitas Negeri Malang.
  5. ^ "Ketika Pelabuhan Banyuwangi Digusur ke Meneng". Majalah Dermaga (in Indonesian). Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  6. ^ Nusantara, Tim Telaga Bakti; Indonesia, Asosiasi Perkeretaapian (1997). Sejarah perkeretaapian Indonesia. Bandung: Angkasa. ISBN 9796651688. OCLC 38139980.

External links edit

  Media related to Ketapang Station (Banyuwangi) at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Kereta Api Indonesia   Following station
towards Kalisat
  Kalisat–Banyuwangi   Terminus