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Built in the spring of 1854 by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway, Barking station is situated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. As well as serving the London Underground District and Hammersmith and City lines, the station also runs regular main line services to London Fenchurch Street, Gospel Oak and Southend. The original station building was completely rebuilt in the late 1950s to coincide with the electrification of the railway – and upon completion, the new station was described by architect and historian Nikolaus Pevsner as “commensurately modern in outlook and unquestionably one of the best English stations of this date”. The new building was opened by the Queen in 1961 and has since been given Grade II listed status. Barking itself is notable for its sporting heritage. The local football team was founded in 1865 and the town was once home to future England captains Bobby Moore and John Terry – as well as England Rugby Union International Patrick Nolan.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 23:30
Saturday 05:15 - 23:30
Sunday 06:15 - 23:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>WH Smith, Jewellers, Florist and Dry Cleaners. </p>
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Cafe on main concourse and kiosks on Platforms 2/4 and 5/6 

ATM notes

1 ATM inside the Station next to WH Smith.

2 ATM outside the Station front near the transport interchange.

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>On station footbridge </p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskAvailable
Customer Service notes

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday 09:00 - 16:00

Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Christmas Day and Boxing Day: CLOSED

0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Carpark nameVicarage Field Shopping Centre
Car parking spaces230
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Outside main entrance on Station Parade
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lift from Platform Level to Concourse Level on Platform 1. Please use the help point to call for staff assistance to/from street level.

Use subways between other platforms to reach Platform 1.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes


The station is accessible via a large station concourse on Station Parade, which contains manned and automated ticketing facilities, as well as a range of shops and cafes. Stairs lead from the booking hall to all eight platforms, with step-free access via a lift on the right-hand side of the concourse, and a ramped subway at the far end of the platforms. Main line services depart from platforms 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8, and London Underground services from platforms 2, 3 and 6.

Departures and arrivals from Barking

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Barking station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground08:15On time
to Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground08:35On time
to Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground08:55On time
to Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground09:15On time
to Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground09:35On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground09:31On time
from Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground09:53On time
from Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground10:17On time
from Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground10:38On time
from Walthamstow CentralLondon Overground11:01On time
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