Tenom Railway Station

Stesen Keretapi Tenom
The station photographed in 2011.
LocationTenom, Sabah
Coordinates5°7′23.17″N 115°56′41.96″E / 5.1231028°N 115.9449889°E / 5.1231028; 115.9449889Coordinates: 5°7′23.17″N 115°56′41.96″E / 5.1231028°N 115.9449889°E / 5.1231028; 115.9449889
Owned bySabah State Railway
Operated bySabah State Railway
Line(s)Western Sabah Railway Line
(formerly North Borneo Railway Line)
PlatformsSide platform
TracksMain line (2)
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Opened1 August 1914 (1914-08-01)
Closed2007 (2007)
Rebuilt21 February 2011 (2011-02-21)
Preceding station   Sabah State Railway   Following station
TerminusWestern Line
toward Secretariat

Tenom railway station (Malay: Stesen Keretapi Tenom) is one of four main railway station on the Western Sabah Railway Line located in Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia.


Like most areas in the West Coast Division; the area around Tenom in the Interior Division is used by the North Borneo administration for agricultural purposes. To transport the produce to major towns, English engineer Arthur J. West import labourers from China to construct a railway line in 1903 in Tenom;[1][2] which was later completed in 1905.[3][4] The original station was built from wood and located in (5°7′25″N 115°56′43″E / 5.12361°N 115.94528°E / 5.12361; 115.94528) before it was moved to the present site in 2007 with the construction of a new station following the modernisation of rail services in the modern state of Sabah. From 1970s, the line to Melalap that connecting to the station have been dismantled.[3][5] The present station began its operation on 21 February 2011. In 2016, new diesel multiple unit (DMUs) from India for use in the Beaufort–Tenom lines was introduced.[6]

Track upgrade

On 19 November 2021, Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister Henry Sum Agong announced the project to upgrade the Halogilat-Tenom railway track is expected to be ready by early 2022.[7]


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  2. ^ Mahen Bala (14 September 2016). "Strangers on a train". Performance Management and Implementation Unit, Government of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b David de la Harpe (25 November 2016). "Tenom – where the railway ends". New Sabah Times. Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  4. ^ David Sutton (12 October 2013). "The rail thing". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ Dr. Johnstone; A. J. West (Officers of the Company) (3 February 1898). "North Borneo Chartered Company: North Borneo Railway; The first train in North Borneo". British North Borneo Chartered Company: Views of British North Borneo, Printed by W. Brown & co., limited, London, 1899. Malayan Railways. Retrieved 7 May 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "New DMU train by January". Daily Express. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original on 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Halogilat-Tenom rail upgrade ready next year". Bernama. Daily Express. 19 November 2021. Archived from the original on 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.