old pictures of Indonesia


October 24, 2013

Stasiun Manggarai ~ Pasar Minggu ~ Jakarta ~ ca 1938

Manggarai Station opened on 1 May, 1918 even though construction was not fully finished — World War I in Europe delayed the delivery of certain parts of its roof. Its tracks branched to Meester Cornelis (Jatinegara) and continued to Bandung and also to Tanah Abang. The construction was supervised by Van Grendt. The first class waiting room has not changed since the 1910s. The station replaced Meester Cornelis Station, which was located a few hundred meters to the south.