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Barnes railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

Barnes National Rail
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Barnes is located in Greater London
Location of Barnes in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeBNS
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 2.106 million[1]
– interchange Increase 22,391[1]
2014–15Increase 2.286 million[1]
– interchange Increase 31,473[1]
2015–16Increase 2.653 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 26,527[1]
2016–17Increase 2.661 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 23,209[1]
2017–18Decrease 2.548 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 20,584[1]
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WGS8451°28′02″N 0°14′31″W / 51.4671°N 0.242°W / 51.4671; -0.242Coordinates: 51°28′02″N 0°14′31″W / 51.4671°N 0.242°W / 51.4671; -0.242
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The station, 7 miles 7 chains (11.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo, was opened on 27 July 1846, when the line to Richmond was built. When the first section of the Hounslow Loop Line was opened on 22 August 1849, Barnes became a junction station. On the London side of the station, there are four tracks; one pair turns off along the Loop Line here.

Grade II listed,[2] it was designed by the architect John Thomas Emmett[3] in 1846, and is the only survivor of four brick-built Tudor Gothic-style stations on the Richmond branch, the others being Putney, Mortlake and Richmond.[2] The ticket office, adjacent to Platform 1, is now privately owned.

The Barnes rail crash, in which 13 people were killed and 41 injured, occurred near this station on 1 December 1955.[4]

It is the nearest station for Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Club, Rosslyn Park F.C. grounds, and the University of Roehampton.

Platforms and rail servicesEdit

The station in 1962

There are four platform faces. This is the general service pattern:

1: Local to London Waterloo (Next station Putney)

2: Express to London Waterloo (Trains do not generally stop)

3: Local to Hounslow (both routes), Teddington via Richmond & Weybridge via Brentford (Next station Mortlake or Barnes Bridge)

4: Express to Windsor Riverside & Reading (Trains do not generally stop)

Platforms 1 & 2 are swapped on Sundays.

Station facilities are on the central island, which is accessed by a separate footbridge alongside Rocks Lane.

The typical off-peak service from the station is:


London Buses routes 33, 72, 265 and 969 serve the station.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Barnes Station (1239920)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ Kay, Peter (April 2018). "Barnes (and the Richmond Railway stations)". London Railway Record. 10 (95): 42–58.
  4. ^ Wilson, Lt Col G R S (27 June 1956). "Report on the Collision near Barnes Station" (PDF). HMSO. Retrieved 7 March 2013.

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Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Putney   South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Lines (via Chiswick and Hounslow)
  Barnes Bridge
  South Western Railway
Kingston and Hounslow Loop Lines