Development Of Rail Stations Within the Urban Spatial Plan of Tatar Sunda During the Dutch East Indies Colonial History


  • Mumuh Muhsin Z
  • Nina Herlina
  • Miftahul Falah
  • Etty Saringendyanti
  • Kunto Sofianto


Rail station, Dutch colonial


Rail station is a structure that cannot be separated from land transport infrastructure. It is from a rail station that rail operations and journeys are regulated and their orderliness maintained. The placement of a rail station within a city’s spatial plan during the Dutch colonial period is an interesting object of study in history. To obtain an overview of the topic, this study adopted a four-step method of historical research involving heuristics, criticism, interpretation, and historiography. The study concluded that the rail stations in Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bandung, Garut, Tasikmalaya, and Ciamis were placed in the central area near the city market. As for Bogor, the station was also in the center of the city but quite a distance away from the market as the city’s center of traditional economic activities.