Hampton Wick railway station

railway station in south west London

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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
LocationHampton Wick
Local authorityLondon Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeHMW
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.985 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.938 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.994 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 0.913 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.199 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1863Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°24′51″N 0°18′39″W / 51.4141°N 0.3107°W / 51.4141; -0.3107Coordinates: 51°24′51″N 0°18′39″W / 51.4141°N 0.3107°W / 51.4141; -0.3107
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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.

It is 12 miles 44 chains (20.2 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

History

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

  • 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

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".

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kingston   South Western Railway
Kingston Loop Line
  Teddington
  Future Development  
Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
towards Shepperton
Crossrail
Crossrail 2

Connections

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

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". 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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