Hampton Court railway station


Hampton Court railway station

London stations
name = Hampton Court


manager = South West Trains
zone = 6
locale = East Molesey
borough = Elmbridge
start= 1 February 1849
platforms= 2
railexits0405 = 0.856
railexits0506 = 0.829
railexits0607 = 2.011
railcode=HMC

Hampton Court railway station is a railway station in the Elmbridge district of Surrey, located in East Molesey by Hampton Court Bridge.

The station also serves Hampton Court Palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and for the purposes of fare charging it is included in Travelcard Zone 6 despite being beyond the Greater London boundary; the station lies just across the River Thames from 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 Line west 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 Trains using the 455 Class fleet.

ervices

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:

*2 trains per hour to London Waterloo via Wimbledon
*2 trains per hour from London Waterloo via Wimbledon terminating at the station

Trains take 35 minutes for the 13.3 miles (21km) from there.

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Infrastructure

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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