Barking station

Barking station

Infobox London station
name = Barking

manager = c2c
zone = 4
locale = Barking
owner = Network Rail
borough = London Borough of
Barking and Dagenham

latitude = 51.5393
longitude = 0.0817
years = 1854
events = Opened by LT&SR
District Line started
District withdrawn
District Line restarted
platforms = 9
railexits0405 = 5.121
railexits0506 = 4.908
railexits0607 = 3.763
tubeexits04 = 9.963
tubeexits07 = 12.788

Barking station is a railway station served by National Rail, London Underground and London Overground services. 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.


The station was opened in 1854 by the London Tilbury and 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. It had a major facelift at the beginning of the 1960s as part of the BR modernisation programme.


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 London Overground services. The station has nine platforms.

Typical off-peak service is:

*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 (London Overground)

*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)

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office is managed by c2c and has seven serving windows. TRIBUTE and FasTIS ticket machines are in use. Tickets are available for National Rail, as well as London Underground. Oyster Cards can also be issued at the ticket office, but according to National Rail's information page (see links) Oyster PAYG (Prepay as the NR page still calls it) is not available at the station. The same page says that Fasticket collections can only be made from the machines and not the ticket office.

elf Service Ticket Machines

There are four Shere Fastticket machines, which though it is hardly publicised can issue tickets ordered on line (Tickets on Demand or 'TOD'). There are two other types of machine, Ascom Quickfare and another Ascom model (needs to be clarified) but no self-service machines sell Oyster products (as at 12 October 2007), despite the fact that from 11 November 2007 all the lines serving the station will accept Oyster Pay as you go.


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 by the subway and ramps.



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. [ [ Transport for London] - East London Transit route map (PDF)]



External links

* [ Station information from Transport for London]
* [ Station information from National Rail]
* [ Station information from c2c (broken link)]

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