New Barnet railway station

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New Barnet National Rail
New Barnet Station - - 1056133.jpg
New Barnet is located in Greater London
New Barnet
New Barnet
Location of New Barnet in Greater London
LocationNew Barnet
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barnet
Managed byGreat Northern
Station codeNBA
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms4
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Decrease 1.223 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.267 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.301 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.362 million[1]
2019–20Increase 1.393 million[1]
Key dates
7 August 1850 (1850-08-07)Station opened as Barnet
1 May 1884Renamed New Barnet
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal
New Barnet railway station at night

New Barnet railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in north London, England. It is 9 miles 12 chains (14.7 km) down the line from London King's Cross,[2] 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.


The main line of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) between Peterborough and London (Maiden Lane) was opened on 7 August 1850;[3] and Barnet was one of the original stations on the line.[4] On 1 May 1884, the station was renamed New Barnet.[5] The goods yard closed in 1966.[6] In 1896, the station was rebuilt to its modern form by re-siting the down platform opposite the existing up platform and providing a new brick structure on the new platform.[4]

On 7 July 1989, the original station booking office, mounted on the station bridge linking the platforms, was badly damaged in an arson attack.[4] The building had just undergone an expensive restoration which made it one of the best such structures in the London area.[4][7] A Nissen hut was provided in replacement on the western side of the station before a permanent structure was eventually provided.[4]


Following the major station refurbishment in 2005, a café was opened in the previously unused building on the southbound, central London-bound platform.[8] 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 East Barnet Road.


Great Northern services[edit]

The service between Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate is operated using new class 717 EMUs introduced recently. Previously New Barnet was served by the class 313s.

Weekday off-peak service pattern[edit]

  • 4tph to Welwyn Garden City
  • 4tph to London Moorgate

Weekend service[edit]

  • 2tph to Welwyn Garden City
  • 2tph to London Moorgate

At peak times, service frequency increases. A few additional services to/from King's Cross are operated by Thameslink during the peaks.


London Buses routes 107, 184, 307, 326, 383 and 384 and non-TfL route 84 serve the station.


  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. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 15A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983.
  4. ^ a b c d e Aylard, J.F. (July 2001). "The plight of New Barnet station". The London Railway Record. Connor & Butler Ltd (28): 107.
  5. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 27, 168. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. ^ H.V. Borley, Chronology of London Railways
  7. ^ The Flying Scotsman, DVD, Video 125, UK, copyright 1999/2000
  8. ^ "£750,000 Revamp of New Barnet Station Complete".

External links[edit]

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