TOURIST HOT SPOT: SABAH STATE RAILWAY



Department of State Railway (SSR) is a department in the State of Sabah, Malaysia, which operates the railway network in the state. It is the only rail transport system operating on the island of Borneo. The railroad is over 134 km from Tanjung Aru, near Kota Kinabalu to Tenom town, a scenic rural area. Previously, it was known as North Borneo Railway Service.


Service schedule for route Tanjung Aru – Tenom (click to enlarge)

Beaufort Range - Tenom through the Padas River rafting offers a very attractive scenery. Furthermore, the train itself is also a tourist attraction, and historic tourist train North Borneo Railway is operated by Sutera Harbour to conquer the market of tourism in Sabah. The train is a perfect way for visitors that wants to have a light adventure as well as seeing the different part of Sabah by visiting the outskirts.


Service schedule for route Tenom – Tanjung Aru (click to enlarge)


Operating Hours Opens daily from 8a.m. to 5p.m.

Getting There:
Two ways to get there; one by bus, two by taxi. Or you can hitch a ride if you're feeling a little adventurous. If you want to get there by bus, then you should be taking bus number 17B to Putatan from the temporary bus station, in front of Marina Court. Inform the bus driver to drop you off at a proper drop off point and it will cost about RM 1.50 per person. Bus rides are only available from 6.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Taxi on the other hand will cost you about RM15 per person.

More Information:
Kota Kinabalu office at 088-254611 Papar office at 088-913514 Beaufort office at 087-211518 Tenom office at 087-735514