Tambun railway station

Tambun Station (TB) is a class III railway station located in Mekarsari, South Tambun, Bekasi Regency. The station, which is located at an altitude of +19 meters, is included in the Operation Area I Jakarta. This station has four railway tracks with track 2 and 3 as straight lines.

Tambun Station

Stasiun Tambun
Tambun Station is under construction, photo was taken on 31 July 2019.
General information
LocationJl. Mekarsari, Mekarsari, South Tambun, Bekasi Regency
West Java
Coordinates6°15′31″S 107°03′22″E / 6.25861°S 107.056°E / -6.25861; 107.056
Elevation+19 m (62 ft)
Owned byKereta Api Indonesia
Operated byKAI Commuter
Platforms1 side platform
3 island platforms
Structure typeGround
Other information
Station codeTB
ClassificationClass III[1]
Opened1898 (1898)[2]
Electrified28 July 2017 (2017-07-28)[4]
Original companyBataviasche Oosterspoorweg Maatschappij [id][2]
Preceding station Following station
Bekasi Timur
towards Cikarang
Cikarang Loop Line
Full Racket
towards Cikarang
Bekasi Timur
towards Angke
Cikarang Loop Line
Half Racket
Bekasi Timur
Tambun Station is located in Java
Tambun Station
Tambun Station
Location in Java

Nearby the station is historic Gedung Juang Tambun building, a former landlord house during colonial era that currently houses Museum Bekasi.

Building and layout edit

The old station building with cultural heritage status is closely related to the Gedung Juang Tambun building, which has the same status. During the war for independence, the Gedung Juang Tambun was used as a place for negotiations on the exchange of prisoners of war. When the captured Indonesian freedom fighters were returned to Indonesian territory via Bekasi, the Dutch soldiers who were caught were returned to the Netherlands by the Indonesian freedom fighters to Batavia by train through the old station building where the tracks were right behind the building.[5] The station is on the south side adjacent to the building.

This station has now been replaced by a new building with a minimalist modern architecture which is also applied to stations on the planned ManggaraiCikarang quadruple-track railway (doubled‐double track (DDT)). But unfortunately, when it was built, the old station building had already been torn down so that train passengers had complained about being too hot or caught in the rain while waiting for the train to arrive. At that time, the KRL Commuterline trips had been extended to Cikarang Station. Currently, some of the new station platforms can be used even though the new main building is still under construction.[6][7]

G Main building

Platform floor

Line 1 (Cibitung)   Cikarang Loop Line to Cikarang and from and towards Kampung Bandan/Angke (Bekasi Timur)
Island platform, the doors are opened on the left side of the train arrival on line 1, or on the right side of the train arrival on line 2
Line 2 Direct tracks to CIkampek
Line X Inactive
Island platform
Line X Inactive
Line 3 Direct tracks to Jatinegara
Island platform, the doors are opened on the right side of the train arrival on line 3, or on the left side of the train arrival on line 4
Line 4   to Kampung Bandan/Angke (Bekasi Timur)

Services edit

The following is a list of train services at the Tambun Station.[8]

Passenger services edit

Incidents edit

  • On 12 August 2008 at 07.31 WIB, Local Train 681 for the Karawang-Jakarta Kota route derailed on line 4. There were no casualties in this incident.[9]
  • On 21 June 2022, at 10:55 WIB, The Argo Sindoro train (with train number KA 11) collided with Toyota Avanza on the Walet level crossing. Unfortunately, the car was dragged up to about 1.2 km before entering the Tambun Station, so the driver died.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ Buku Informasi Direktorat Jenderal Perkeretaapian 2014 (PDF) (in Indonesian).
  2. ^ a b Wilton-Jones, M. "Bataviasche Oosterspoorweg Maatschappij". Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Blue Line : Pembangunan Stasiun Tambun" (in Indonesian). Fachri Abdurachan. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Warga Tambun Heboh Lihat Uji Coba KRL Jakarta-Cikarang" (in Indonesian). Bisma Alief Laksana. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Gedung Juang 45, Saksi Bisu Perjuangan Masyarakat Tambun". The Official Website of the South Tambun District Government, Bekasi Regency (in Indonesian).
  6. ^ "Stasiun KA Tambun Dibiarkan Kumuh, Ini Alasannya". Poskota News. 21 August 2018. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  7. ^ "Penampakan Stasiun Tambun yang Tidak Nyaman untuk penumpang". Sindonews.com (in Indonesian).
  8. ^ Grafik perjalanan kereta api 2021 (in Indonesian), Directorate General of Railways [id], 10 February 2021
  9. ^ "Penyebab KA Anjlok Belum Diketahui". Antara News (in Indonesian). 12 August 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  10. ^ Fadlurrohman, Fakhri (21 June 2022). "Mobil Alami Mogok Sebelum Tertabrak Kencang KA Argo Sindoro di Bekasi". detiknews (in Indonesian). Retrieved 11 March 2023.

External links edit

Preceding station   Kereta Api Indonesia   Following station
Bekasi Timur
towards Rajawali
  Rajawali–Cikampek   Cibitung
towards Cikampek