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MALAYSIA BY RAIL

PUTATAN

KINARUT

KAWANG

PAPAR

KIMANIS

BONGAWAN

KUALA

PENYU

PULAU GAYA

MEMBAKUT

BEAUFORT

SALIWANGAN

WESTON

KOTA

KINABALU

South China Sea

HALOGILAT

RAYOH

PANGI

TENOM

MELALAP

TANJUNG

ARU

Scheduled Services

The Sabah State

Railway commenced

operations in 1896 and

is the only surviving

passenger railway on

the island of Borneo.

It operates a 134km

narrow-gauge (1 metre

gauge) non-electrified

line running from

Tanjung Aru, just south

of Kota Kinabalu, to

Beaufort, then onwards

to Tenom in Southwest

Sabah, with a total

of 14 stations. Three

daily return services

carry both freight and

passengers. The journey

from Tanjung Aru to

Tenom takes about

four hours, passing

through the lush green

landscapes of coastal

and interior Sabah.

North Borneo Railway

The route between

Tanjung Aru and Papar

is also served by the

North Borneo Railway,

the only railway

still operating in

Southeast Asia.

Hauled by an

immaculately

restored 1956 model

British Vulcan 2‑6‑2

wood-burning

locomotive, the

railway’s 5 luxurious

carriages provide

comfortable

accommodation for

up to 80 passengers.

The service operates

twice weekly and

includes breakfast

and a traditional

tiffin lunch on board.

Full details are

available from www.

suteraharbour.com.

The North Borneo Railway’s majestic Vulcan 2-6-2 locomotive builds up a full head

of steam as it departs Papar Station to return to Tanjung Aru.

SABAH STATE RAILWAY

Locked Bag 2047

88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

T

(088) 254 611

W

www.sabah.gov.my/railway

NORTH BORNEO RAILWAY

Level 2

The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard

Sutera Harbour

88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

T

(088) 308 500

W

www.suteraharbour.com