Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is a small station in Melaka state near the towns of Tampin and Palau Sebang.
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is the closest railway station to the popular tourist town of Melaka and the reason most tourists travel from or to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is because of its proximity to Melaka.
About Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station was established in 1905 as a stop on the main West Coast Railway line and as a connection point to a railway line running to Melaka. The Tampin to Melaka Railway line was dismantled by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War with the tracks being taken for use in the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railwa Line. The railway line to Melaka was never rebuilt and Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station suffered from a dearth of passengers as a consequence with only very limited train services passing through on route to Gemas and south to Johor Bahru. The station was rebuilt in 2005 and became more busy thereafter because of the newly constructed Seremban Line which is a frequent Kommuter service connecting the Batu Caves with Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station via Central Kuala Lumpur. Most of the passengers who pass through Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station are passengers on this Kommuter Service with only 4 long distance ETS services passing through the station each day.
From Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station there are trains travelling in 3 directions:
- North to Kuala Lumpur and onto both Padang Besar on the border with Thailand and Butterwoth Railway Station.
- East to Gemas which is the interchange station for services travelling south to Johor Bahru and services travelling northward on the East Coast Line to Tumpat via Wakaf Bharu which is near Kota Bharu.
- North West to the Batu Caves via Central Kuala Lumpur on frequent Kommuter Service.
Train times to Kuala Lumpur
There are 12 daily ETS train services from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to KL Sentral Station.
There are also 19 Kommuter train services every day from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to KL Sentral Station:
Train times to Gemas
There are 2 daily trains services from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station to Gemas.
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Facilities at Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station
Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station has few facilities. There are toilets upstairs in the main waiting area but the cafeteria which is referred to on the signs at the station appears to be permanently closed.
For more amenities you should leave the Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station building. Nearly opposite is a privately run foodcourt with small stalls selling drinks and classic Malaysian dishes like Nasi Lemak at very low prices. For even more food options and a wide range of shops we recommend walking 750 metres eastward to the the Mydin Pulau Sebang Hypermarket which is a large shopping mall with branded food outlets and well known shops.
Buying Tickets at the Station
The ticket counters at Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station are upstairs by the main waiting area. You need to pass through this area on your way to or from the train platforms which makes the ticket counters very easy to locate.
Tickets for Kommuter service on the Seremban Line can only be purchased on the day of travel. For longer distance services to Ipoh, Butterworth and Padang Besar you are advised to book in advance as tickets on these services often sell out in advance of the day of travel.
Transport from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station
For travel to Melaka (also known as Malacca) exit from Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station and turn right (eastward) along the road past the food court towards the Mydin Pulau Sebang Hypermarket. The bus stop is a covered seating area in front of the car park serving the Mydin Pulau Sebang Hypermarket. There are lots of local bus services travelling to Melaka Sentral Bus Station. The journey by bus is very slow, often taking around 2 hours because the bus stops frequently and makes a few detours. From Melaka Sentral Bus Station there are connecting bus services to Melaka town centre which are also very slow.
The closest major station to Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station is the Terminal Bas Tampin which is 1.1 km walking distance to the north east of the railway station. From the Terminal Bas Tampin you can take direct long distance bus services to Johor Bahru, Segamat, A Famosa, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, Gemas and Seremban.
Location of Pulau Sebang/Tampin Railway Station