Barking Railway Station

National Rail information about Barking Station

TfL information about Barking Station

Wikipedia article on Barking Station


When I first created a Barking Station web page (see the old Barking Station site here) I knew of no other web page that covered the station comprehensively and independent of the operator. Now I think the Wikipedia page covers this, so I don’t propose to update this page – I leave it here for posterity/reference.


Welcome to Barking Railway Station’s independent website. Stations are mainly about trains, but they are also transport hubs and become part of town centres as travellers access shops and amenities near the station for convenience. When Barking station first opened in 1854 it was described as being “just outside the town”. I have organised the pages assuming that trains are a priority, followed by buses and taxis and have given a little information only about other amenities in the vicinity.

A railway station is a vital part of sustainable transport, but the internet lacks a single official site giving extensive information about Barking Station and accessing the railway. I hope you find this independent site useful.

I don’t distinguish between Underground and National Rail except for clarity. The distinction isn’t a helpful one. In recent years it’s become blurred by the fact that TfL (who run the Underground amongst other things) have a rail division, and in particular TfL took over the running of Silverlink Metro in November 2007 as part of their London Overground “network”.

When I first created a Barking Station web page (see the old Barking Station site here) I knew of no other web page that covered the station comprehensively and independent of the operator. Now I think the Wikipedia page covers this, so I don’t propose to update this page.

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