Seremban railway station

The Seremban railway station is a Malaysian railway station located in the heart of Seremban, the capital of the state of Negeri Sembilan. The station is named after the city.


Commuter rail and inter-city rail station
The still operational pre-war station building of the Seremban railway station.
General information
Other namesMalay: ستيسين كريتاڤي سرمبن (Jawi)
Chinese: 芙蓉
Tamil: சரம்பன்
LocationSeremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Owned byKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s)West Coast Line
Platforms1 side platform & 1 island platform
Other information
Station code KB13 
ElectrifiedYes, 1995
Preceding station Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Following station
towards Batu Caves
Seremban Line Senawang
towards Pulau Sebang/Tampin
Preceding station Keretapi Tanah Melayu (ETS) Following station
towards Padang Besar
Padang Besar–Gemas (Gold) Pulau Sebang/Tampin
towards Gemas
towards Butterworth
Butterworth–Gemas (Gold)
Facade of the station's main entrance

The station is served by the KTM ETS train services, as well as the KTM Komuter service introduced in 1995. Since December 2015, the station is served by the Seremban Line which runs between Batu Caves and Pulau Sebang/Tampin stations. The station is also the former southern terminus, and namesake, of the KTM Komuter Seremban line.

The station was once the starting point of the branch line to Port Dickson which served oil train traffic, before being closed in 2008[1] with the branch line undergoing dismantling in 2022.


The station was constructed between 1904 and 1910 at a cost of RM26,000.00, having long served earlier railway companies before the Malayan Railway Administration (now known as the Malayan Railway) took over responsibilities of managing all lines in Malaya in 1948. The station continued to offer Intercity train services along the Intercity West Coast Line, as well as offering goods deliveries.[2]

From 6 February 1994 to 12 April 1994, the station underwent extensive remodeling in preparation for the launch of the Rawang-to-Seremban stretch of the KTM Komuter commuter train services. The renovation saw the retrofitting of new KTM Komuter facilities into the station, as well as the raising of all platforms in the station to support easier access in and out of KTM locomotives and coaches.[2]

It was the southern terminus of the KTM Komuter's Rawang-Seremban Line since 1995 when the KTM Komuter service began, until the line was extended to Sungai Gadut in 2011. In 2015, the KTM Komuter Southern Service was introduced resulting in Seremban being the terminus again. The shuttle's southern terminus was Gemas, and Pulau Sebang/Tampin.[3] It was also at this point when the ETS services was extended to Gemas, replacing the Intercity services prior. In 2016, the stretch to Gemas was cut short to Tampin and the shuttle service was merged with the Seremban line, making Tampin the terminus of the line, although some trains will terminate at Sungai Gadut at off-peak times.[4]


The Seremban railway station, as seen from one of its platforms. Note the line used by a KTM Komuter train (along platform 1), which is frequently used by Komuter trains along the Seremban Line.

The station contains three platforms connected by a link bridge. Because the station used to serve as a terminal stop of the KTM Komuter commuter train service, only one line was needed for the service, used as a final stop for its southbound journey and the beginning of its northbound journey (like most EMUs, the KTM Komuter rolling stock is capable of moving backwards or forwards). However, all lines and platforms are currently in use.

The northbound trains stop at platform 1, a side platform directly adjoining the station building. Platforms 2 and 3 are situated on an island platform covered by a metal-framed and wooden shade, and serve southbound Komuter and ETS trains.


The station is essentially fashioned in a simplistic form, consisting of an oblong-planned one storey station building containing station offices at the southern half of the station, and ticketing facilities and the passenger concourse in the northern half of the building; a brick-and-plaster entranceway was also included in its earlier iteration. The station features verandahs supported by carved wooden beams sporting curved motives.[5][6]

The station is covered by two layers of hip roofs: One at the bottom cut at the top by a smaller one with a large gable. A white clock tower is erected atop the roof of the building, topped by an onion dome. The top of the roof is adorned by wooden carvings and small pinnacles on its upper ends.[6]


Around the station

  • Tuanku Ja'afar Royal Gallery
  • Seremban Lake Gardens
  • Seremban Prima Mall
  • Seremban Sentral Residences
  • Terminal 1
  • SMK King George V


  1. "Port Dickson Railway". Great Malaysian Railway Journeys. Retrieved 10 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Seremban Railway Station".
  3. "KTMB perkenal perkhidmatan komuter baharu dari Seremban ke Gemas". 1 October 2015.
  4. "KTM Komuter Southern Sector Shuttle Train: Seremban - Tampin - Gemas (Defunct) • RailTravel Station". 21 October 2015.
  5. Mohamad Rasdi , Mohamad Tajuddin and Mohd. Ali, Kamaruddin and Syed Ariffin, Syed Ahmad Iskandar and Mohamad , Ra'alah and Mursib, Gurupiah (2005). The Architectural Heritage of the Malay World – The Traditional Houses. Penerbit UTM. ISBN 983-52-0357-1.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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