New Barnet railway station

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New Barnet National Rail
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New Barnet is located in Greater London
New Barnet
New Barnet
Location of New Barnet in Greater London
Location New Barnet
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by Great Northern
Station code NBA
DfT category D
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 1.154 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.221 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 1.266 million[1]
2015–16 Decrease 1.223 million[1]
2016–17 Increase 1.267 million[1]
Key dates
7 August 1850 (1850-08-07) Station opened as Barnet
1 May 1884 Renamed New Barnet
Other information
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  • Facilities
  • Buses
WGS84 51°38′55″N 0°10′24″W / 51.6487°N 0.1733°W / 51.6487; -0.1733Coordinates: 51°38′55″N 0°10′24″W / 51.6487°N 0.1733°W / 51.6487; -0.1733
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New Barnet railway station at night.

New Barnet railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in north London, England. It is 9 miles 12 chains (14.7 km) down the line from London King's Cross,[2] in Travelcard Zone 5. The station is managed and served by Great Northern. Oyster card pay-as-you-go can now be used to and from this station as well as on the majority of National Rail services in Greater London. Customers should touch in and touch out at the validators provided to ensure they are charged the correct fare.

History

The main line of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened on 7 August 1850;[3] and Barnet was one of the original stations on the line.[4] On 1 May 1884, the station was renamed New Barnet.[5] The goods yard closed in 1966.[6] In 1896, the station was rebuilt to its modern form by resiting the down platform opposite the existing up platform and providing a new brick structure on the new platform.[4]

On 7 July 1989, the original station booking office, mounted on the station bridge linking the platforms, was badly damaged in an arson attack.[4] The building had just undergone an expensive restoration which made it one of the best such structures in the London area.[4][7] A nissen hut was provided in replacement on the western side of the station before a permanent structure was eventually provided.[4]

Facilities

Following the major station refurbishment in 2005, a coffee shop was opened in the previously unused building on the southbound, central London-bound platform. In Autumn 2008, a new SHERE self-service ticket machine, accepting both cash and credit cards, was installed here (and similarly at other local FCC stations). The station serves the area of New Barnet and the small shopping parade around the East Barnet Road.


Services

Great Northern services

The service to Moorgate is operated using class 313 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is three trains an hour to Moorgate, reduced to two after 7:00 pm. Night and weekend trains run every 30 minutes. There are three trains an hour to Welwyn Garden City in the daytime, reduced to two in the late evenings and at weekends.[8] A few additional services to/from King's Cross operate during the weekday peaks (into London in the morning, from London in the evening).

Connections

London Buses routes 107, 383, 384, 184, 307 and 326 and non-TfL route 84 serve the station. Route 714, a limited-stop service to Luton via Luton Airport, terminates here.[9]

Route

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern
Great Northern stopping

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 15A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983.
  4. ^ a b c d e Aylard, J.F. (July 2001). "The plight of New Barnet station". The London Railway Record. Connor & Butler Ltd (28): 107.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 27, 168. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  7. ^ The Flying Scotsman, DVD, Video 125, UK, copyright 1999/2000
  8. ^ Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  9. ^ "Route 714 New Barnet - St Albans - Luton Airport - Luton". Metroline. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.

External links

  • Train times and station information for New Barnet railway station from National Rail
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