Barnes railway station

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Barnes
National Rail
Barnes station northern entrance.JPG
Barnes is located in Greater London
Barnes
Barnes
Location of Barnes in Greater London
Location Barnes
Local authority London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed by South West Trains
Station code BNS
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 1.834 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.659 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.655 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.807 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.916 million[1]
— interchange 17,188[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.023 million[1]
— interchange Increase 21,049[1]
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′02″N 0°14′31″W / 51.4671°N 0.242°W / 51.4671; -0.242
The station in 1962

Barnes railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South West Trains.

The station, seven miles from Waterloo, was opened on 27 July 1846, when the line to Richmond was built. When the first section of the Hounslow Loop Line was opened on 22 August 1849, Barnes became a junction station. On the London side of the station there are four tracks; one pair turns off along the Loop Line here.

Grade II listed,[2] it was designed by the architect William Tite in 1846, and is the only survivor of four brick-built Tudor Gothic-style stations on the Richmond branch, the others having being Putney, Mortlake and Richmond.[2] The ticket office, adjacent to Platform 1, is now privately owned.

The Barnes rail crash, in which 13 people were killed and 41 injured, occurred near this station on 2 December 1955.[3]

It is the nearest station for Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Club, Rosslyn Park F.C. grounds and the University of Roehampton.

Platforms and rail services[edit]

There are four platform faces: the general service pattern sees fast trains pass through on the South Outer platform (platform 4) and the north face of the central island (platform 2), while stopping trains for both Richmond and the Loop Line use the remaining platforms. (On Sundays all trains stop on the island platforms.) Station buildings are on the central island, which is accessed by a separate footbridge alongside Rocks Lane.

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ a b "Barnes Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Lt Col G R S (27 June 1956). "Report on the Collision near Barnes Station". HMSO. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Putney   South West Trains
Hounslow Loop Line
  Barnes Bridge
South West Trains
Kingston Loop Line
Mortlake