New Southgate railway station

New Southgate National Rail
New Southgate
Location of New Southgate in Greater London
Location New Southgate
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Enfield
Managed by Great Northern
Station code NSG
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.553 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.598 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.640 million[1]
2013–14 Decrease 0.638 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.692 million[1]
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WGS84 51°36′51″N 0°08′36″W / 51.6142°N 0.1432°W / 51.6142; -0.1432Coordinates: 51°36′51″N 0°08′36″W / 51.6142°N 0.1432°W / 51.6142; -0.1432
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New Southgate railway station is on the boundary of the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Enfield in north London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. The station, and all trains serving it, has been operated by Great Northern since 14 September 2014.


Derailment just north of New Southgate in 1948
Up ECML mineral at New Southgate in 1962

The station first opened on 7 August 1850 as Colney Hatch & Southgate station,[2][3] the Great Northern Railway (GNR) having agreed to provide a station there for the benefit of the Second Middlesex County Asylum being built at Colney Hatch at that time. There were several subsequent name changes: to Southgate and Colney Hatch on 1 February 1855; to New Southgate and Colney Hatch on 1 October 1876; to New Southgate for Colney Hatch on 1 March 1883; to New Southgate and Friern Barnet on 1 May 1923; and finally to New Southgate on 18 March 1971,[4][5] The GNR came under the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) after "Grouping" in 1923, before British Railways took over upon nationalisation in 1948. WAGN operated the service from 1997 to 2006.

In autumn 2008, a new Shere self-service ticket machine, accepting both cash and debit/credit cards, was installed at the eastern street-level entrance here (and similarly at other local First Capital Connect stations), replacing the previous Avantix self-service machine. The PERTIS machine remains in situ.


The service to Moorgate is operated using class 313 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is three trains an hour to Moorgate, reduced to two after 7:00 pm. Night and weekend trains run every 30 minutes. There are three trains an hour to Welwyn Garden City, reduced to two in the late evenings and at weekends.[6] A few additional trains to and from Kings Cross call in the weekday business peaks (into London in the morning, returning in the evening).

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London Buses routes 221, 232 and 382 and night route N91 serve the station.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  3. Chronology Of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 66,171,215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  6. Table 24 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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