Highett railway station

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Highett
Highett railway station, Melbourne.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 2 in July 2010
Location Railway Parade, Highett
Australia
Coordinates 37°56′55″S 145°02′30″E / 37.9485°S 145.0418°E / -37.9485; 145.0418Coordinates: 37°56′55″S 145°02′30″E / 37.9485°S 145.0418°E / -37.9485; 145.0418
Owned by VicTrack
Operated by Metro
Line(s) Frankston
Distance 20.06 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Parking 116
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Unstaffed station
Station code HIG
Fare zone Myki zone 2
Website Public Transport Victoria
History
Opened 19 December 1881
Rebuilt 1986
Electrified Yes
Previous names Highett Road
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Frankston line
toward Frankston

Highett railway station is located on the Frankston line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Highett. Opened on 19 December 1881 as Highett Road, it was renamed Highett on 14 December 1885.[1]

The station was built under the endorsement of Thomas Bent, who ordered the railway line be redirected through Highett, but also demanded a higher standard of departmental residences than elsewhere.[2] The current station building was erected in 1883/84, and was refurbished in 1966,[2] It was refurbished again in 1986, after it was damaged by fire during the previous year.[3]

In 1925, a parcel train hit a car at the nearby Wickham Road railway crossing, killing nine people inside the car. The gatekeeper was found not guilty to the charge of manslaughter, the jury finding the incident was due to the fault of the system, and not through human negligence.[4] In 1932, there was a shootout between a policeman and a burglar, who was killed.[5]

Platforms & services[edit]

Highett has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains' Frankston line services.[6]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes via Highett station:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Highett Vicsig
  2. ^ a b "Highett Railway Station, Highett, Vic Profile". www.aussieheritage.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 August 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1986. p. 347. 
  4. ^ "The Highett Railway Disaster". www.brightoncemetery.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Events in the Past: Shooting at Highett: Man Dies". localhistory.kingston.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Frankston Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
  7. ^ Route 708 timetable Public Transport Victoria
  8. ^ Route 828 timetable Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

Media related to Highett railway station at Wikimedia Commons