Hendon railway station

Hendon National Rail
Location of Hendon in Greater London
Location Hendon
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by Thameslink
Station code HEN
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 3 and 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 0.930 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.817 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.838 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.910 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.983 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 1.195 million[1]
Key dates
1868 Opened
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WGS84 51°34′48″N 0°14′20″W / 51.58°N 0.2389°W / 51.58; -0.2389Coordinates: 51°34′48″N 0°14′20″W / 51.58°N 0.2389°W / 51.58; -0.2389
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Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet in North London, at grid reference TQ221882.

The station lies on the north-south Midland Main Line and is served by Thameslink trains on the Thameslink route. It is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 3 and Travelcard Zone 4.

It was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.[2]


The typical off-peak service from the station is four trains per hour southbound to London, Wimbledon and Sutton, and four trains per hour northbound, of which two terminate at St Albans and two run to Luton. Services to and from Brighton, Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport stop here at night only, but pass through non-stop during the day.

East Midlands Trains InterCity services from Leeds, Sheffield and Leicester run through at high speed, but do not stop. Interchange with InterCity services can be made at Luton and St Pancras International.


From March 2009, Southeastern and Thameslink began running some peak hour trains from Sevenoaks to Luton,[3] though in the off-peak these services turn back at Kentish Town.

Down fast freight in 1949
Northbound view across the four platforms. The two additional freight lines are behind the platform fencing on the extreme left. Off the right-hand side of the photograph, beyond the car park, runs the parallel M1 motorway.

Service patterns

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Mill Hill Broadway   Thameslink


London Buses routes 83, 183 and school routes 653 and 683 and night route N5 serve the station.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  3. Train Times - Thameslink Route (PDF). First Capital Connect. March–May 2009. p. 52. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
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