KC05 
Batu Caves
Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM Komuter
Commuter rail station
Batu Caves Komuter station - Station board.jpg
Other names黑风洞 (Chinese)
பத்து மலை (Tamil)
LocationBatu Caves, Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.
Coordinates3°14′16.1″N 101°40′52.2″E / 3.237806°N 101.681167°E / 3.237806; 101.681167
Owned byKeretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s) 1  Seremban Line (KTM Komuter)
Platforms2 side platform
Tracks4
Construction
ParkingAvailable with payment
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Station code KC05 
History
Opened1905
RebuiltApril 2010
ElectrifiedApril 2010
Services
Preceding station   KTM Komuter   Following station
TerminusSeremban Line

Batu Caves Komuter station is a Malaysian commuter railway station formerly known as Batu Caves Railway station at Batu Caves, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. After redevelopment, the station was reopened in August 2010. The station was from 2010 the northern terminus for the KTM Komuter's Batu Caves-Port Klang Route until December 2015 when the Seremban Line routing was changed to terminate at this station instead of Rawang.

History

The Batu Caves railway station was constructed on 1 November 1905. Over the years, the station fell into a poor condition through neglect and lack of use. The line between Sentul and Batu Caves was not included in the double-tracking and electrification of the line between Kuala Lumpur and Sentul under the Sixth Malaysia Plan (1990-1995). Since then, the station has been rebuilt and the line electrified. The existing single railway track between Sentul to Batu Caves was doubled, and new stations and halts built, including  KC04  Taman Wahyu,  KC03  Kampung Batu, and  KC02  Batu Kentonmen. This project was scheduled to start before 2001, with DRB-Hicom Berhad as a contractor. The letter of intent was issued by the Transport Ministry to the company on 13 April 2001.[1] However, no letter of award was issued and there was no progress until 17 November 2006 when site possession was given to contractor YTL Corporation. The project was expected to be completed by April 2010.[2] and new station opened in August 2010.

Around the station

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bursa Malaysia reply to query on article entitled: "DRB-HICOM, Emrail on track for more jobs"". Malaysian Stock Exchange. 15 August 2002. Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  2. ^ "Landasan Berkembar Elektrik Sentul-Batu Caves (Sentul-Batu Caves double tracking and electrification)" (in Malay). KTMB. n.d. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2007.

Coordinates: 3°14′16″N 101°40′52″E / 3.23778°N 101.68111°E / 3.23778; 101.68111