Mill Hill Broadway railway station

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Mill Hill Broadway
National Rail
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Mill Hill Broadway is located in Greater London
Mill Hill Broadway
Mill Hill Broadway
Location of Mill Hill Broadway in Greater London
Location Mill Hill
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by First Capital Connect
Station code MIL
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Decrease 2.103 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.930 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.720 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.800 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.981 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.040 million[1]
Key dates
1868 Opened
Other information
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External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°36′47″N 0°14′56″W / 51.6130°N 0.2489°W / 51.6130; -0.2489

Mill Hill Broadway railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. The station lies on the Midland Main Line and is served by First Capital Connect trains as part of the Thameslink Line service. It is in Transport for London's Travelcard Zone 4. This station is located at grid reference TQ213918.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Midland Railway as simply "Mill Hill" in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras, being renamed in 1950.[2] The station was rebuilt in the 1960s in connection with the construction of the M1 motorway.

Since 1 April 2006 train services have been operated by First Capital Connect.

Prior to the major engineering works to create the "Thameslink Box" at St Pancras, Mill Hill Broadway was also served at peak times by Moorgate fast trains. These trains provided a non-stop service to King's Cross Thameslink twice an hour. In 2009, several morning peak southbound fast services (stopping only at West Hampstead) and several evening peak northbound fast services (stopping only at West Hampstead) were reinstated.

From March 2009, Southeastern and First Capital Connect began running some peak hour trains from Sevenoaks to Luton,[3] though in the off-peak these services turn back at Kentish Town.

Services[edit]

The typical daytime service from the station is four trains per hour southbound to central London, Wimbledon and Sutton; and four trains per hour northbound, of which two terminate at St Albans and two at Luton; and an almost-hourly night train services between Bedford and Brighton. After 19:00 the southbound service is only two trains per hour, but the station is served by four trains per hour northbound from St. Pancras and central London until 22:30, when the service becomes two trains per hour.

East Midlands Trains InterCity services from Leeds, Sheffield and Leicester run through at high speed and do not stop. Interchange with InterCity services can be made at Luton and St Pancras International.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Elstree & Borehamwood   First Capital Connect
Thameslink
  Hendon
First Capital Connect
Bedford-Sevenoaks

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 114, 186, 221, 240, 251, 302, 303 and school routes 605, 628, 688 serve the station. Routes 113 and N113 is about a 6-minute walk away and school route 642 a 4-minute walk away.

Current developments[edit]

Thameslink platform extension[edit]

In 2010, platform extension (to accommodate 12-car trains) and minor station improvement work completed under way as part of the Thameslink Programme.

Proposed developments[edit]

Service changes in 2015[edit]

Additional trains from destinations across the larger Thameslink network may call at the station from 2015, when it is likely that the existing Sutton Loop trains will be withdrawn.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  3. ^ Train Times - Thameslink Route. First Capital Connect. March–May 2009. p. 52. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Thameslink Programme - FAQ". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 

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