Hendon railway station

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Hendon National Rail
Hendon station building.JPG
Hendon is located in Greater London
Location of Hendon in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barnet
Managed byThameslink
Station codeHEN
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms4
Fare zone3 and 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Decrease 1.178 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.127 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.190 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 1.153 million[1]
2019–20Increase 1.155 million[1]
Key dates
9 March 1868Opened for goods
13 July 1868opened for passengers[2]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′48″N 0°14′20″W / 51.58°N 0.2389°W / 51.58; -0.2389Coordinates: 51°34′48″N 0°14′20″W / 51.58°N 0.2389°W / 51.58; -0.2389
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Hendon railway station is on the Midland Main Line in England, serving Hendon in the London Borough of Barnet, north London. It is 6 miles 79 chains (11.2 km) down the line from St Pancras and is situated between Cricklewood to the south and Mill Hill Broadway to the north. Its three-letter station code is HEN.

The station is served by Thameslink-operated trains on the Thameslink route. It is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway line and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to northbound trains.[3]


The station is on Station Road in West Hendon, next to the M1 motorway.


The typical off-peak service from the station is four trains per hour southbound to London, Wimbledon and Sutton, and four trains per hour northbound, of which two terminate at St Albans and two run to Luton. Services to and from Brighton, Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport stop here at night only, but pass through non-stop during the day.

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


From March 2009, Southeastern and Thameslink began running some peak hour trains from Sevenoaks to Luton,[4] though in the off-peak these services turn back at Kentish Town.

In 2017 the London Assembly and Transport for London published a plan to extend the London Overground network to Hendon.[5] The scheme, known as the West London Orbital envisages re-opening the Dudding Hill freight line to passenger services and running trains from West Hampstead Thameslink and Hendon to Hounslow via the planned Old Oak Common Lane station. The plans are currently at public consultation stage with TfL.[6]

Down fast freight in 1949
Northbound view across the four platforms. The two additional freight lines are behind the platform fencing on the extreme left. Off the right-hand side of the photograph, beyond the car park, runs the parallel M1 motorway.

Service patterns[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mill Hill Broadway   Thameslink


London Buses routes 83, 183 and school routes 653 and 683 and night route N5 serve the station.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page 62
  3. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  4. ^ Train Times - Thameslink Route (PDF). First Capital Connect. March–May 2009. p. 52. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Mayor's Transport Strategy 2018". London City Hall. 5 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  6. ^ "West London Orbital". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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