New Southgate railway station

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New Southgate National Rail
New Southgate entrance Station Road.JPG
New Southgate is located in Greater London
New Southgate
New Southgate
Location of New Southgate in Greater London
Location New Southgate
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Enfield
Managed by First Capital Connect
Station code NSG
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  0.291 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.299 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.476 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.546 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.498 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.512 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.553 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.598 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.640 million[1]
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°36′51″N 0°08′36″W / 51.6142°N 0.1432°W / 51.6142; -0.1432

New Southgate railway station is on the boundary of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Enfield in north London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. The station, and all trains serving it, has been operated by First Capital Connect since 2006.

History[edit]

Derailment just north of New Southgate in 1948
Up ECML mineral at New Southgate in 1962

The station first opened on 7 August 1850 as Colney Hatch station, the Great Northern Railway (GNR) having agreed to provide a station there for the benefit of the Second Middlesex County Asylum being built at Colney Hatch at that time. There were several subsequent name changes: to Southgate and Colney Hatch on 1 February 1855; to New Southgate and Colney Hatch on 1 October 1876; to New Southgate for Colney Hatch on 1 March 1883; to New Southgate and Friern Barnet on 1 May 1923; and finally to New Southgate on 18 March 1971,[2] or, as stated by other sources, on electrification of the line in 1976.[citation needed] The GNR came under the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) after "Grouping" in 1923, before British Railways took over upon nationalisation in 1948. WAGN operated the service from 1997 to 2006.

In autumn 2008, a new Shere self-service ticket machine, accepting both cash and debit/credit cards, was installed at the eastern street-level entrance here (and similarly at other local First Capital Connect stations), replacing the previous Avantix self-service machine. The PERTIS machine remains in situ.

Services[edit]

The service runs to Moorgate on weekdays until about 10.00pm, and into London Kings Cross after 10.00pm 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 to Moorgate, and 3 trains per hour to Welwyn Garden City.

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

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 221, 232, 382 and night route N91.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 66,171,215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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