Yogyakarta railway station is more popularly known as Tugu Station. It was designed in classic-style of Dutch colonialism and is located in Pasar Kembang Street, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55271. The station lies exactly in the tourism center of Yogyakarta, making it one of the city’s tourism icons. Tugu Station belongs to Operation Region VI Yogyakarta. As the prime station in Special Region of Yogyakarta, this station connects the city to other big cities in Java Island. The station also serves several classes, including Economy, Executive Argo, as well as local commuter lines to Solo and Kutoarjo.
|Nama Kereta||Rute||Kelas||Harga Mulai||Berangkat||Tiba|
|Progo||LPY - PSE||Ekonomi||Rp125.000||14:45||23:42|
|Fajar Utama Yk||YK-PSE||Bisnis||Rp215.000||07:00||15:02|
Yogyakarta is the capital city of Indonesia’s Special Region of Yogyakarta. The city which is often called as the city of gudeg (a famous traditional food in Yogyakarta) is one of the big cities in Indonesia. In terms of the number of citizens, it is the third biggest city in the southern part of Java, after Bandung and Malang. Moreover, Yogyakarta is also considered as an Indonesia’s tourism icon that has been famous around the world.
The main attraction of Yogyakarta is its cultural heritage. Despite its modern culture, Yogyakarta is still able to maintain its actual tradition. Every side of the city always shows the specials of Javanese culture, including tourist attractions, historical sites, and arts, as well as the culinary delights of Java.
One of Yogyakarta’s tourist attractions that you have to visit is Malioboro Street. This location is always full of various stands that sell batik and handicrafts. There are also a great number of angkringan or food stalls that become a good choice for those who have an interest in local cuisines. Malioboro is also a home for other popular tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, such as Tugu Station, the Monument of 0 kilometers, Vredeburg Castle, Beringharjo Market, and the Monument of Serangan Oemoem 1 Maret.
On the eastern side of Tugu Station, you can find a unique crossing, a sliding gate that crosses Malioboro Street. There are also some guardhouses number 3A and 3B which are specifically provided for bicycles, pedicabs, horse carriages, and pedestrians that need to cross the street.
Tugu station that was built in 1887 has a quite unusual design. Applying the concept of two-side station, the station building lies between railroad platform and railway track. Meanwhile, the main part of the station faces east to Margo Utomo Street, the city’s pivotal point.
Another unique design of Tugu Station is the station’s waiting room. The classic-style waiting room is placed inside an attached open veranda called pendopo. To add the traditional ambiance, the waiting room is also equipped with wooden round tables and chairs that are usually placed in Keraton Yogyakarta.
Besides famous for its traditional food, gudeg, Yogyakarta is also popular as the city of students. The epithet earns by the city due to the fact that one-fifth of the productive citizens in Yogyakarta are students. The name of "students' city" is also supported by a large number of universities (reaching about 150 institutions) located in Yogyakarta.
In addition to the title "Gudeg city" and "the city of students," Yogyakarta also has several other names. Until today, the city is often called by Jogjakarta, Ngayogyakarta, cultural city, the city of artists, Bakpia city, and many more titles.