New Barnet railway station

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New Barnet
National Rail
New Barnet stn building.JPG
The new station building
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 First Capital Connect
Station code NBA
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2002–03  0.658 million[1]
2004–05 Increase0.674 million[1]
2005–06 Increase0.675 million[1]
2006–07 Increase1.058 million[1]
2007–08 Increase1.126 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease1.013 million[1]
2009–10 Increase1.030 million[1]
2010–11 Increase1.070 million[1]
2011–12 Increase1.098 million[1]
2012–13 Increase1.154 million[1]
Key dates
7 August 1850 (1850-08-07) Station opened as Barnet
1 May 1884 Renamed New Barnet
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°38′55″N 0°10′24″W / 51.6487°N 0.1733°W / 51.6487; -0.1733

New Barnet railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in north London, England. It is 10 14 miles (16.5 km) north of Moorgate and is on the East Coast Main Line between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley. New Barnet is in Travelcard Zone 5. The station is managed and served by First Capital Connect. Oyster 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[edit]

Down empties north of New Barnet in 1962

The main line of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened on 7 August 1850;[2] and Barnet was one of the original stations on the line. On 1 May 1884, the station was renamed New Barnet.[3]

Facilities[edit]

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).

Booking office fire[edit]

The original station booking office, mounted on the station bridge linking the platforms, was burnt down in a fire caused by a thunderstorm in August 1989. The station was refurbished shortly before this incident.[4]

Services[edit]

First Capital Connect Train Services[edit]

The service from the station runs southbound to Moorgate on weekdays until about 9.30 pm. Trains run southbound into London King's Cross in the early mornings, morning peak, after 9.30pm Mondays to Fridays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Normally the service uses class 313 EMUs, as these are the only units cleared to Moorgate, although on weekends sometimes class 317 EMUs are used instead.

The typical off-peak service is 3 trains per hour southbound to Moorgate, and 3 trains per hour northbound to Welwyn Garden City. In the evenings and on weekends, the service is reduced to two trains per hour in both directions.[5]

Timetables for New Barnet can be seen and downloaded here.

Connections[edit]

The station is the terminus for the following London Buses Routes which depart from stop A on Station Approach:

  • 84 - New Barnet railway station to St Albans
  • 107 - New Barnet railway Station to Edgware tube station

Bus route 383 - Barnet (the Spires) to Woodside Park tube station (Mon to Sat except late evenings) - also serves stop A, both towards Barnet (the Spires) and towards Woodside Park.

Bus route 384 - Cockfosters tube station to Barnet (Quinta Drive) - serves stop A towards Quinta drive. Towards Cockfosters it stops on the opposite side of Station Approach as part of the hail and ride section of this route.

Nearby Station Road is served by buses 184 (Barnet (Chesterfield Road) to Turnpike Lane bus/tube station); 307 (Barnet (Arkley Hotel) to Brimsdown railway Station); and 326 (Barnet (the Spires) to Brent Cross Shopping Centre).

Ticket Office Opening Times & Station Staffing Hours[edit]

Below are the current opening and staffing times for New Barnet, as of 2010.[6]

Ticket Office Hours
Day Opens Closes Opens Closes
Monday to Friday 06:20 12:45 15:15 19:15
Saturday 08:45 15:10
Sunday - - - -
Station Staffing Hours
Day From Until
Monday to Friday 06:05 13:05 15:00 19:35
Saturday 08:30 15:30
Sunday - - - -

Gallery[edit]

Route[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
First Capital Connect
Great Northern stopping

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 27,168. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ The Flying Scotsman, DVD, Video 125, UK, copyright 1999/2000
  5. ^ http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Main.php?sEvent=Timetables&crs_code=NBA
  6. ^ http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Main.php?sEvent=StationInfo&crs_code=NBA

External links[edit]