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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. Customers should touch in and touch out at the validators provided to ensure they are charged the correct fare.

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
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
2013–14Increase 1.221 million[1]
2014–15Increase 1.266 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 1.223 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.267 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.301 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
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New Barnet railway station at night.

HistoryEdit

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 resiting 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]

FacilitiesEdit

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.

ServicesEdit

Great Northern servicesEdit

The service between Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate is operated using class 313 EMUs.

The typical weekday service is four trains an hour to Moorgate; weekend trains run every 30 minutes. There are four trains an hour to Welwyn Garden City on weekdays, reduced to two at weekends.[8] A few additional services to/from King's Cross are operated by Thameslink during the weekday peaks .

ConnectionsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 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. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  7. ^ The Flying Scotsman, DVD, Video 125, UK, copyright 1999/2000
  8. ^ Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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