Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) formerly known as North Borneo Railway | East Malaysia Sabah Kota Kinabalu Train Information, Sabah Train Schedule, Sabah Train Tickets, Sabah Train Booking, North Borneo Railway | Tanjung Aru, Putatan, Kinarut, Papar, Kimanis, Bongawan, Beaufort, Saliwangan Baru, Halogilat, Tenom

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Introduction to Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) 

The Sabah State Railway Department or Jabatan Keretapi Negeri Sabah (JKNS), formerly known as North Borneo Railway, is the only railway in East Malaysia, and runs from the capital of Kota Kinabalu to Beaufort and Tenom. Though it is a single, through line, trains operate along the line in three sections, namely Sembulan – Beaufort, Beaufort – Halogilat and Halogilat – Tenom. Through ticketing is adopted throughout the network regardless of train changes and connecting times.

Please note that due to a severe lack of information regarding the Sabah State Railway, both online and offline, do take the information here with a pinch of salt as things may change suddenly with almost no prior notice, especially with regards to train cancellations and whether the train actually originates from and/or terminates at Sembulan station. I have, however, already done my best to compile and source for the most current and accurate information.

Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) Route Map

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Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) Timetable

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TERKINI dari JKNS (10 Sep 2020):

Semua perkhidmatan kereta api beroperasi seperti biasa seperti berikut:
1. Sembulan > Beaufort (bertolak pukul 5.30 petang bagi Isnin-Sabtu, 5.00 petang bagi hari Ahad)
2. Beaufort > Sembulan (bertolak pukul 5.00 pagi setiap hari)
3. Beaufort > Halogilat > Beaufort sahaja (bertolak pukul 5.00 pagi dan 1.30 petang)
4. Tenom > Rayoh > Tenom sahaja (bertolak pukul 7.30 pagi dan 3.00 petang).
Sekiranya terdapat pertanyaan, sila berhubung dengan stesen yang terdekat.

UPDATE from JKNS (10 Sep 2020):

All train services that operates as usual are as follows:
1. Sembulan > Beaufort (departs at 5.30 pm on Monday-Saturday, 5.00 pm on Sunday)
2. Beaufort > Sembulan (departs at 5.00 am daily)
3. Beaufort > Halogilat > Beaufort only (departs 5.00 am and 1.30 pm)
4. Tenom > Rayoh > Tenom only (departs at 7.30 am and 3.00 pm).
For more information, please contact the nearest station.

JKNS Railway Stations Contact Numbers
Tanjung Aru: +6088 279300
Putatan: +6088 764491
Kinarut: +6088 750533
Papar: +6088 913514
Beaufort: +6087 221305
Tenom: +6087 735514

Timetable from Sabah State Railway (JKNS)’s website

Click here.

Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) Fares

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Fares from Sabah State Railway (JKNS)’s website

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Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) Journey Experiences

Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) Booking Methods

  • Sabah State Railway (JKNS) ticket counters only

How do I book Sabah State Railway Department (JKNS) tickets online?

You cannot book Sabah State Railway (JKNS) tickets online.

To contact the Sabah State Railway (JKNS):

Official Website
http://railway.sabah.gov.my/

Call Center
Phone: +6088-254611

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SabahStateRailwayDepartment/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/SabahRailway

JKNS Railway Stations Contact Numbers
Tanjung Aru: +6088 279300
Putatan: +6088 764491
Kinarut: +6088 750533
Papar: +6088 913514
Beaufort: +6087 221305
Tenom: +6087 735514

7 comments

  1. Train from Tanjong Aru to Tenom is rediculous with a 3 hr wait in Beaufort .
    That means no day trip possible. What ashame you can’t get your timetables working together . Big off put for tourists.
    So typical of the lack of forethought.

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