New Barnet railway station

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New Barnet National Rail
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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 Great Northern
Station code NBA
DfT category D
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]
2013–14 Increase1.221 million[1]
2014–15 Increase1.266 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
WGS84 51°38′55″N 0°10′24″W / 51.6487°N 0.1733°W / 51.6487; -0.1733Coordinates: 51°38′55″N 0°10′24″W / 51.6487°N 0.1733°W / 51.6487; -0.1733
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New Barnet railway station at night.

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 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.

History[edit]

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] The goods yard closed in 1966.[4]

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). The station serves the area of New Barnet and the small shopping parade around the East Barnet Road.

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.[5]

Services[edit]

Great Northern services[edit]

The service to Moorgate is operated using class 313 EMUs.

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.[6] A few additional services to/from Kings Cross operate during the weekday peaks (into London in the morning, from London in the evening).

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 107, 383, 384, 184, 307 and 326 and non-TfL route 84 serve the station. Route 714, a limited-stop service to Luton via Luton Airport, terminates here.[7]

Route[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Northern
Great Northern stopping

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  5. ^ The Flying Scotsman, DVD, Video 125, UK, copyright 1999/2000
  6. ^ Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  7. ^ "Route 714 New Barnet - St Albans - Luton Airport - Luton". Metroline. Retrieved 2015-06-30. 

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