New Barnet railway station
Location of New Barnet in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Barnet|
|Managed by||Great Northern|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|7 August 1850||Station opened as Barnet|
|1 May 1884||Renamed New Barnet|
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New Barnet railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in north London, England. It is 10 1⁄4 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 Great Northern. Oyster card 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.
The main line of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened on 7 August 1850; and Barnet was one of the original stations on the line. On 1 May 1884, the station was renamed New Barnet. The goods yard closed in 1966.
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). The station serves the area of New Barnet and the small shopping parade around the East Barnet Road.
Booking office fire
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.
Great Northern services
The typical off-peak service is three trains an hour to Moorgate, reduced to two after 7:00 pm. Night and weekend trains run every 30 minutes. There are three trains an hour to Welwyn Garden City in the daytime, reduced to two in the late evenings and at weekends. A few additional services to/from Kings Cross operate during the weekday peaks (into London in the morning, from London in the evening).
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Great Northern stopping
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