Hampton Wick railway station

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Hampton Wick National Rail
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Hampton Wick is located in Greater London
Hampton Wick
Hampton Wick
Location of Hampton Wick in Greater London
Location Hampton Wick
Local authority London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code HMW
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 0.884 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.797 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.795 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.840 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.844 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.904 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1863 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°24′51″N 0°18′39″W / 51.4141°N 0.3107°W / 51.4141; -0.3107

Hampton Wick railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in South West London, and is in Travelcard Zone 6. The suburb of Hampton Wick is on the opposite bank of the River Thames from Kingston upon Thames and lies at the eastern end of Hampton Court Park. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

History[edit]

The original station was opened by the London and South Western Railway on 1 July 1863: it was reconstructed in 1969. Platforms are above the street level ticket office. The ticket office is only open at peak times but tickets can be bought at other times from a ticket machine. The station is usually unstaffed. The journey time to London Waterloo is 30 minutes (via Wimbledon) or slightly longer via Richmond.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 August 1888, a light engine and a passenger train were in a head-on collision due to a signalman's error. Four people were killed and fifteen were injured.[2]

On 18 June 1930 a baby boy was found in the First Class carriage of a train travelling from Waterloo by Mr Paul Broome, the railway guard. The baby was found with a note which indicated whoever left him contemplated suicide. The baby was taken to Kingston Hospital. [3] CID investigated the issue but whoever left the baby was never found.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station in train per hours is:

The station features in the music video for Jamie T's single "Sticks 'N' Stones".

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Connections[edit]

London Buses routes London Buses route 281; 285 and school route 641 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 6. ISBN 0-906899-50-8. 
  3. ^ "Another Baby Abandoned - Guards Find in First-Class Carriage at Hampton Wick". Surrey Comet. 21 June 1930. 

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