New Southgate railway station

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New Southgate National Rail
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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 Great Northern
Station code NSG
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 0.640 million[1]
2013–14 Decrease 0.638 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.692 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 0.836 million[1]
2016–17 Increase 0.837 million[1]
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WGS84 51°36′51″N 0°08′36″W / 51.6142°N 0.1432°W / 51.6142; -0.1432Coordinates: 51°36′51″N 0°08′36″W / 51.6142°N 0.1432°W / 51.6142; -0.1432
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New Southgate railway station is on the boundary of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Enfield in north London, in Travelcard Zone 4. It is 6 miles 35 chains (10.4 km) down the line from London King's Cross.[2]

The station, and all trains serving it, has been operated by Great Northern since 14 September 2014.

History[edit]

Building of the station[edit]

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

The station opened by order of the Middlesex Justices (see Middlesex Guildhall),[3] on 7 August 1850 as Colney Hatch & Southgate station or Colney Hatch station[3][4][5] by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). The Justices insisted on train stopping daily for the benefit of the Second Middlesex County Asylum opened that year at Colney Hatch, which became Friern Hospital and closed in 1993.

Service patterns[edit]

The station was built next to the asylum, with a siding which connected by a tramway to the stores depot in the grounds. There was one train hourly to Hatfield in the north and to Hornsey and King's Cross in the south in 1860, when the journey to King's Cross took 18 minutes. Trains, as before, ran hourly in 1975.[3]

Renamings[edit]

The name of the station has changed five times: 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,[6][7]

Operators[edit]

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 (an acronym of West Anglia, Great Northern) operated the service from 1997 to 2006.

Ticketing[edit]

In autumn 2008, a self-service ticket machine widening payment methods to accept cash and debit/credit cards, was installed at the eastern street-level entrance. An older PERTIS machine remains in situ.[clarification needed]

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, reduced to two in the late evenings and at weekends.[8] A few additional trains to and from Kings Cross call in the weekday business peaks (into London in the morning, returning in the evening).

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Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 221, 232 and 382 and night route N91 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". 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 14B. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1. 
  3. ^ a b c A P Baggs, Diane K Bolton, M A Hicks and R B Pugh, 'Friern Barnet: Introduction', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6 ed. T F T Baker and C R Elrington (London, 1980), pp. 6-15. British History Online
  4. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  5. ^ Chronology Of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  6. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 66,171,215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  7. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  8. ^ Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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