Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh Overview

Ipoh Railway Station is located 3km southwest from the city of Ipoh and is an architectural marvel. Its Mughal style of architecture and design has allowed it to be crowned as the Taj Mahal of Ipoh. It’s a great place for visitors who want to visit a landmark architectural monument in the city

Constructed by Arthur Benison, the Ipoh Railway Station was opened to the public in 1935 and has been reconstructed in 2008 as part of KTMB’s double tracking and electrification project. The building was initially supposed to serve as a hospital; however, it was converted to a railway station later on. There is a cenotaph in the Ipoh Station Square in front of the building where visitors can pay their respects to martyrs of the war.

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Architecture of Ipoh Railway Station

The Station combines Moorish and Victorian Style of architecture – the result of which leaves visitors mesmerized by its beauty. The building features influence from Mughal architecture and is similar to the Kuala Lumpur Station as both of them have been constructed by Arthur Benison.

The exterior of the station is Western in design and its lower base follows rustication, which is a stark difference from its smooth textures on the top. There is a large dome in the center of the building which is supported by engaged columns. Visitors can also find miniature chhatris, a popular Indian architecture, on either side of the column in the station.

Ipoh Station Square

The station is overlooked by the Ipoh Station Square which basically functions as a garden park. It has been revamped several times and currently features as Ipoh’s Heritage Square. A War Memorial has been erected in the square as a tribute to the people who died in the world wars and people who sacrificed their lives for the nation. It is also home to the Ipoh Tree, which was planted around 1980, as a tribute to the city of Ipoh.

How to Reach Ipoh Railway Station

Visitors can take a taxi to Ipoh Railway Station as it is a prominent landmark in the city

The station runs on the KTM Electronic Train Service, so visitors can take the ETM to reach Ipoh Station.

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