The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is one of the most iconic buildings in Malaysia. Located in the Klang Valley, it stands majestically for decades where it is now one of the most recognized buildings not only in Malaysia but around the region.
The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is still operational where it services the Rawang-Seremban route and the Sentul-Port Klang route via the KTM Komuter service. The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is operated by national rail service company Keretapi Tanah Melayu where it was opened in 1886. The structure was rebuilt in 1910 and was once one of the most important railway stations in Malaysia.
One of the most distinctive elements of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is in its design. This is where the front area of the station goes along the same motif as that of the Masjid Jamek. The station was designed by a British Architectural Assistant to the then Director of Public Works, Arthur Benison Hubback.
This building utilized the design of the Anglo-Asian architecture which Hubback cultivated during his time of service in India. It must be noted that the style that was implemented was one of the most common and popular ones at that time known as the ‘Neo-Moorish’ or ‘Indo-Saracenic’ styles. The Kuala Lumpur Railway station then was built at a cost of $23,000 and became the main railway line of the country. It will continue to serve the nation throughout history that include introducing electronic train services in 1995 which now has 2 side platforms and 1 island platform.