Barnes railway station

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Barnes National Rail
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Barnes is located in Greater London
Barnes
Barnes
Location of Barnes in Greater London
LocationBarnes
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
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]
2018–19Decrease 2.444 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 19,009[1]
Other information
External links
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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Barnes railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in South West London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. It is 7 miles 7 chains (11.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

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

History[edit]

The station at Barnes 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.

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]

Platforms[edit]

The station in 1962

The station has four platforms.

Platforms 1 & 2 are swapped on Sundays. On the London side of the station, there are four tracks; one pair turns off along the Loop Line here.

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

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

Connections[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail 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
  Mortlake