I came to Jakarta Kota station even though I had no intention to take a train. This is a terminal station, and for some reason, I am attracted to terminal stations located at the end of railroad lines. Maybe it's because I've never lived near any terminal stations before. In this context, the closest station to me was the former Shibuya station on the Toyoko Line. In 2013, Shibuya Station was converted to an underground station and connected to the Fukutoshin Line, so it no longer feels like the end of a railroad line there.
Jakarta Kota Station was opened in 1887, and the current station building was built in 1929. At first glance, it may look ordinary, but this station building is a historic structure that was built almost 100 years ago. When I stepped inside, I was immediately in the main hall, where I could see the ticket gates and the platforms. It was a simple structure.
Looking up, I saw that the roof was a semi-cylindrical ceiling. A steel frame supported the roof. The semicircular windows on the other side were tinted glass, letting in dim light. Unfortunately, the advertising lights in the store were brighter than the sunlight coming through the old windows.
March 5, 2021
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