Barking Railway Station

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Barking is a train station in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham . The above-ground facility, which also includes a London Underground station , is one of the most important local transport hubs in East London . It is in the Travelcard - Tarifzone 4 at the Parade station. In 2014, 15.59 million underground passengers used the station, plus 9.675 million rail passengers.


District Line island platform

Four different railway lines meet in the station with a total of nine tracks. The most important is the West-East London, Tilbury and Southend Railway , on which trains of the railway company c2c run between the London terminus Fenchurch Street and Southend-on-Sea as well as the District Line of the London Underground on the way to Upminster . Barking is the eastern terminus of the Hammersmith & City Line , but trains turn into Whitechapel early in the morning, late in the evening and on Sundays .

South-east of the station branches off a branch line of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, which runs via Tilbury to Southend-on-Sea. Another branch line branches off in the northwest; the Gospel Oak to Barking Line is in contrast to other non-electrified, is from London Overground traveled trains on and crosses Blackhorse Road to Gospel Oak on the southern edge of Hampstead Heath . The fourth route is the tunnel of the high-speed line High Speed ​​One , which runs under the station premises and was opened in November 2007; however, there is no connection to the other routes.

The counter hall has been a listed building ( Grade II ) since 1995 .


The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LT&SR) opened the station on June 13, 1854 when they opened the line to Tilbury. In 1888 the more direct route towards Southend-on-Sea was added. The LT&SR and the Midland Railway jointly built the line to Gospel Oak and put it into operation in 1894.

From June 2, 1902, the District Line served Barking station and continued to operate on the LT&SR tracks as far as Upminster. The underground service temporarily ended on September 30, 1905 on the entire section east of East Ham . After the electrification of a short section, the underground trains ran back to Barking from April 1, 1908. On September 12, 1932, the company was again expanded to Upminster. The Metropolitan Line first served the station on March 30, 1936 (the eastern branch was transferred to the Hammersmith & City Line in 1988).

Web links

Commons : Bahnhof Barking  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. COUNTS - 2014 - annual entries & exits. (PDF, 44 kB) (No longer available online.) Transport for London, 2015, archived from the original on February 21, 2016 ; accessed on December 29, 2017 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Estimates of station usage. (Excel, 1.1 MB) Office of Rail Regulation, 2014, accessed on December 29, 2017 (English).
  3. Barking station booking hall. In: National heritage list of England. National Heritage, accessed January 9, 2013 .
  4. ^ District Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 4, 2013 .
Previous station Transport for London Next station
East Ham   Hammersmith & City Line   final destination
  District Line   Upney
Woodgrange Park   London Overground
Gospel Oak – Barking Line
  final destination
Previous station National Rail Next train station
West Ham   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Stratford   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
  Dagenham Dock

Coordinates: 51 ° 32 ′ 22 "  N , 0 ° 4 ′ 52"  E