Barking station

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Place Barking
Local authority London Borough of
Barking and Dagenham
Managed by c2c
Owned by Network Rail
Platforms in use 9
National Rail
Station code BKG
Annual entry/exit
5.121 million *
Transport for London
Zone 4
Annual entry/exit 9.963 million †
Opened by LT&SR
District Line started
District withdrawn
District Line restarted

Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
† Data from Transport for London [1]
* based on sales of tickets in 2004/05 financial year which end or originate at this station. Disclaimer (PDF)
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Barking station is a railway station served by National Rail and the London Underground. It is located in Barking in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London. The station is in Zone 4 and is managed by c2c.


[edit] History

The station was opened in 1854 by the London Tilbury & Southend Railway, with the Gospel Oak to Barking line following in 1894. The electrified District Line service reached Barking in 1908, and the Hammersmith & City Line (then the Metropolitan Line) in 1936.

[edit] Services

On the Underground, it is served by the District and Hammersmith & City lines and forms the eastern terminus for the Hammersmith & City whilst District Line services continue eastward to Upminster. On National Rail, the station is served by c2c and Silverlink Metro train services. The station has nine platforms.

Typical off-peak service is: [usual platform]

  • 8 tph (trains per hour) to Fenchurch Street (c2c)
  • 6 tph to Richmond via Tower Hill (District line)
  • 6 tph to Wimbledon via Tower Hill (District line)
  • 4 tph to Hammersmith via Kings Cross (Hammersmith and City line
  • 2 tph to Gospel Oak (Silverlink)
  • 12 tph (trains per hour) to Upminster (District line)
  • 4 tph to Shoeburyness via Upminster (c2c)
  • 2 tph to Southend Central via Upminster and Grays (c2c)
  • 2 tph to Grays via Rainham (c2c)

[edit] Access

The station has four sets of stairs from the platforms to the overbridge and the booking hall. Four corresponding ramps connect to each other via a subway connection. They access: 1 & 1a; 2, 3 & 4; 5 & 6; and 7 & 8. There is lift access from booking hall to 1 & 1a and step free access to all other platforms from there via the subway and ramps.

[edit] Connections

Several London Bus routes connect with the site of the station and it is planned to be served by phase one of the East London Transit. <ref>Transport for London - East London Transit route map (PDF)</ref>

Preceding station Underground Lines Following station
East Ham   Hammersmith & City Line   Terminus
  District Line   Upney
National Rail
West Ham   c2c   Upminster
  c2c   Dagenham Dock
Stratford   c2c
(2 trains late weekday
evenings only)
Woodgrange Park   Silverlink
Gospel Oak to Barking line

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