The station was originally named Palmers Green and Southgate.
There is a regular Sunday Community Market in the station car park. Platform One has a sheltered waiting room. There is a refreshments, coffee and treats kiosk open in the morning on Platform 1. Also, there is a pub opening at the station main entrance.
The service runs to Moorgate via Highbury & Islington . The service uses class 313EMUs, as these are the only units cleared to Moorgate. The station features a Shere FASTticket self-service ticket machine, accepting cash, debit cards and credit cards.