Bandung railway station, also known as Hall station, is the biggest train station in Bandung and West Java province. Located at the border between Pasir Kaliki and Kebon Jeruk district, the station has two entrance gates. The first entrance, the South Gate, is located in Stasiun Timur Street No. 1, while the North Gate in Kebon Kawung Street No. 43.
As the biggest railway station in the city, Hall station connects Bandung with other cities in Java Island. The station has six main trails for train arrival and departure from Jakarta, Surabaya, Solo, Malang, and Semarang.
In addition to its main function as the railway, Hall station is also popular as the station for public transportations in Bandung. Therefore, this railway is quite easy to reach from any point of the city due to its strategic location.
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Celebrated as the epithet of “Paris van Java”, Bandung is one of the iconic cities in Indonesia. This city expresses modern style while still maintaining its cultural heritage and classic ambiance. As the biggest metropolitan area in West Java, Bandung aligns the modern-day public centers such as malls and office buildings, with multiple tourist destinations of Sundanese culture and nature.
Another thing that perfectly defines Bandung is romanticism. A lot of people believe that Bandung is a city full of love. The cool weather and fresh atmosphere mixed with romantic hotel and restaurant in the natural beauty of the city will make any lovebirds feel comfortable in Bandung, and in results, consider this city as their new home.
Bandung also contains a rich history of Indonesia in colonialism era. This city records a multitude of important historical events. Bandung Sea of Fire in 1946 and Asian-African Conference in 1955 are two prominent notes that become the part of Bandung history. Because of those past events, several historical sites, especially the sites of Dutch colonialism in Bandung, have become the tourist attractions in the present days.
Bandung is considered as one of the safest cities in the world according to a survey conducted by Time magazine in 1990. This city surely offers more comfort and convenience than other cities in Indonesia. Such condition is also supported by the warmth of its native people, the Sundanese.
Bandung is a pioneer of many important things. Bandung Institute of Technology is the first technology-oriented university in Indonesia. Hall station is the first railway station in Indonesia that operates check-in and boarding pass system for the passengers, making them experience the similar system applied in the airport.
The first motion picture produced in Indonesia entitled Lutung Kasarung was also played in Bandung. In line with this, the first and biggest cinema in Indonesia, Blitz Megaplex, is located in Bandung as well. To be precise, the cinema is located in Paris van Java Mall.
According to the history, in 1884, Hall station was formerly opened to support the farming products distribution. However, in later years after the building was redesigned by a Dutch architect EH de Roo in 1928, the station was included in the plan of capital city transfer, from Jakarta to Bandung. Unfortunately, the plan failed due to monetary crisis in the 1930s.
This station is designed in a unique style, combining art deco and modern design. When visiting this place, you can enjoy the luxurious European style applied in the stained glasses, high-framed windows, and metal lattices. Bandung railway station also supports computer-based operation for ticket reservation, boarding pass, and check-in system.