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Hampton Court

Collected date 16/08/04

Hampton Court is just within the boundary of where you can get to with a Travelcard, so I visited it one fairly hot Summer's day. Although it's obviously much reduced from its former glory, it still retains some of its grandeur in the retaining wall.

Hampton Court gateway in
retaining wall Hampton Court entrance

Sadly, the station building looks rather shabbier from the front, with its windows boarded up:

Hampton Court front

The station concourse is a welcoming place, with numerous baskets of flowers and a coffee stall. When I visited, a tramp tried to do the station staff a favour by yelling `Oi, there's a camera operator' but the staff were fortunately completely uninterested.

Hampton Court rear Hampton Court rear, with

Where once was obviously another track and platform is now the station car park, and here a platform is no longer used for trains, although it still houses a bicycle rack:

Hampton Court disused

The entrance to the station concourse is a small gate to facilitate ticket checks:

Hampton Court concourse

After a coffee and a stroll by the river, I decided to walk to nearby Thames Ditton. On the way I got this shot of the far end Hampton Court's lengthy platforms:

Hampton Court long