Highett railway station
Southbound view from Platform 2 in July 2010
|Location||Railway Parade, Highett
|Distance||20.06 kilometres from Southern Cross|
|Fare zone||Myki zone 2|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||19 December 1881|
|Previous names||Highett Road|
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.
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. The current station building was erected in 1883/84, and was refurbished in 1966, It was refurbished again in 1986, after it was damaged by fire during the previous year.
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. In 1932, there was a shootout between a policeman and a burglar, who was killed.
Platforms & services
Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes via Highett station:
- Highett Vicsig
- "Highett Railway Station, Highett, Vic Profile". www.aussieheritage.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 August 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
- "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. November 1986. p. 347.
- "The Highett Railway Disaster". www.brightoncemetery.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- "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.
- Frankston Line timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 708 timetable Public Transport Victoria
- Route 828 timetable Public Transport Victoria
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