- Hampton Court railway station
name = Hampton Court
South West Trains
zone = 6
1 February 1849
railexits0405 = 0.856
railexits0506 = 0.829
railexits0607 = 2.011
Hampton Court railway station is a
railway stationin the Elmbridgedistrict of Surrey, located in East Moleseyby Hampton Court Bridge.
The station also serves
Hampton Court Palacein the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and for the purposes of fare charging it is included in Travelcard Zone 6despite being beyond the Greater Londonboundary; the station lies just across the River Thamesfrom Hampton Court Park. The line is also used for the yearly "Hampton Court Flower Show" in July and other event such as the "Hampton Court Music Festival" and "a "Country affair"(2006)
It is the terminus of a short branch line, the
Hampton Court Branch Line, with a junction on the South Western Main Linewest of Surbiton. The only other station on the branch is Thames Ditton. The branch was opened on 1 February 1849 and today it is operated by South West Trainsusing the 455 Class fleet.
Services from the station to destinations served are very frequent throughout the whole day, with weekend services running at a similar frequency. Almost all of the services either start or terminate at London Waterloo.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
Trains take 35 minutes for the 13.3 miles (21km) from there.
Trains use both faces of the former Down platform. The station buildings, in "Jacobean" style, have ornately-decorated windows and doors. The branch has speed restrictions of 40mph on the Up line and 45 mph on the Down.
There are plans to refurbish the station and the "Jolly Boatman" site, these involve making a larger, more modern building with shops and restaurants, dates for the refurbishment are unknown due to awaiting planning permission.
There were new ticket machines installed at all South West Trains stations including Hampton Court, with these you can use Cash and Debit/Credit Cards to purchase tickets to any destination within British Rail. Tickets should be purchased using them rather than "Permit-to-travel" machines.
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