Hampton railway station, Melbourne

Hampton railway station is located on the Sandringham line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Hampton opening on 2 September 1887. It was renamed Retreat on 1 October 1887 and Hampton on 10 September 1889.[1]

Hampton
Hampton Railway Station.jpg
View from platform 2 looking south in October 2014
LocationRailway Crescent, Hampton
Coordinates37°56′18″S 145°00′05″E / 37.9382°S 145.0014°E / -37.9382; 145.0014Coordinates: 37°56′18″S 145°00′05″E / 37.9382°S 145.0014°E / -37.9382; 145.0014
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro
Line(s)Sandringham
Distance17.70 kilometres from Southern Cross
Platforms2 side
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeGround
Parking170
Other information
StatusUnstaffed station
Station codeHAM
Fare zoneMyki zone 2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened2 September 1887
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Metro Trains Following station
Brighton Beach Sandringham line Sandringham
Terminus

The station building was reconstructed in 1975.[2]

Platforms & servicesEdit

Hampton has two side platforms. It is serviced by Metro Trains Sandringham line services travelling between Flinders Street and Sandringham.[3]

On rare occasions, extra services for major events may originate at Hampton instead of Sandringham. These services are formed by empty trains directly from the stabling yard at Sandringham.

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport linksEdit

Transdev Melbourne operates one route along Hampton Street, nearby Hampton railway station:

Ventura Bus Lines operates two routes from the bus interchange adjacent to platform 2:

Controversial redevelopment plansEdit

In November 2016 a proposed white building near Hampton station generated controversy as it was seen as bringing a white cruise ship to Hampton.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hampton Vicsig
  2. ^ Vincent Adams Winter (1990). VR and VicRail: 1962 - 1983. p. 106. ISBN 0-9592069-3-0.
  3. ^ "Sandringham Line". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ "922 Southland SC - St Kilda Station". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "708 Carrum - Hampton via Southland". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "828 Hampton - Berwick Station via Southland SC & Dandenong". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "Plans released for redevelopment of Hampton Railway Station precinct". Herald Sun. 5 November 2016.

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