Highett railway station, MelbourneEdit profile
Highett is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of Highett, on the Frankston railway line. Highett is unmanned and is in Metcard Zone 2.Facilities
Highett is located at the northern end of the Highett Road level crossing, which provides station access.
The station consists of two side platforms; Platform 1 has a large weatherboard building, while platform 2 has a smaller weatherboard building. A large Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 1, which is able to dispense most ticketing options available and also accept notes and coins. A small coin-only Metcard ticket vending machine is located at the entrance to platform 2. On 15 June 2009 a new myki ticket machine was also installed at the entrance to platform 2.Platforms, services and connecting bus services
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Flinders Street
- Suburban Metro Trains services to Frankston
Highett station opened on 19 December 1881 as Highett Road, and was renamed Highett in 1885. The station was built under the endorsement of Thomas Bent, who order 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 1883-1884, and refurbished in 1966.
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.