Barnes National Rail
Barnes is located in Greater London
Location of Barnes in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Station codeBNS
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Decrease 2.444 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 19,009[1]
2019–20Increase 2.612 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 17,233[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.835 million[1]
– interchange Decrease 3,786[1]
2021–22Increase 1.727 million[1]
– interchange Increase 6,165[1]
2022–23Increase 1.905 million[1]
– interchange Increase 17,391[1]
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°28′02″N 0°14′31″W / 51.4671°N 0.242°W / 51.4671; -0.242
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Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameBarnes Station
Designated5 February 1991; 33 years ago (1991-02-05)
Reference no.1239920
Barnes station building in January 2023, now privately owned

Barnes railway station is a Grade II listed station[2] in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in southwest London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. It is 7 miles 7 chains (11.4 km) down the line from London Waterloo. The station and all trains serving it are operated by South Western Railway.

It is the nearest station for Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Club, Rosslyn Park F.C. grounds, and the University of Roehampton.[3]

The station is briefly seen at the end of 'Miracle in Crooked Lane', episode five of the third series of Jonathan Creek.


The station at Barnes was opened on 27 July 1846, when the line to Richmond was built. When the first section of the Hounslow Loop Line was opened on 22 August 1849, Barnes became a junction station.

Grade II listed,[2] it was designed by the architect John Thomas Emmett[4] in 1846 and is the only survivor of four brick-built Tudor Gothic-style stations on the Richmond branch, the others being Putney, Mortlake, and Richmond.[2] The ticket office, adjacent to Platform 1, is now privately owned.

The Barnes rail crash, in which 13 people were killed and 41 injured, occurred near this station on 1 December 1955.

In 2023, work began to install an accessible footbridge with lifts to enable step-free access to all platforms.[5]


The station has four platforms.

Platforms 1 & 2 are swapped on Sundays. On the London side of the station, there are four tracks; one pair turns off along the Loop Line here.

There are 2 ticket machines by Platform 1. The platforms are accessible by a public footbridge, which connect to the bus stops, Station Road and a path to Roehampton. There are station facilities on the central island, however, these are not often open.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:


London Buses routes 33, 72, 265 and 969 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ a b c Historic England (5 February 1991). "Barnes Station (1239920)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ Wilson, Lt Col G R S (27 June 1956). "Report on the Collision near Barnes Station" (PDF). HMSO. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  4. ^ Kay, Peter (April 2018). "Barnes (and the Richmond Railway stations)". London Railway Record. 10 (95): 42–58.
  5. ^ Booth, Janine (31 May 2023). "Work begins on step-free access to two south west London stations". RailAdvent. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Putney   South Western Railway
Hounslow Loop Lines (via Chiswick and Hounslow)
  Barnes Bridge
  South Western Railway
Kingston and Hounslow Loop Lines