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Until 1850, Potters Bar was a farming community to the north of London. The arrival of the railway in that year began the town's transformation into the commuter town that it is today, with trains departing for London King's Cross, Welwyn Garden City, Cambridge and Peterborough. The station itself is contained within a modern office building, and visitors emerge onto Darkes Lane, the main shopping street of the town. Close to the station you'll find the Old Manor, a surviving section of the 13th century manor house around which the original village developed. Known as Wyllyotts Manor - although no family of that name are ever known to have lived there - it is now a pub and restaurant. The unknown family also give their name to the neighbouring Wyllyotts Theatre, an entertainment venue with a programme of films, plays and live music.

Station details & facilities

Potters Bar is a two-level station with the ticket office and the car park entrance at street level and the platforms below. The four platforms are accessed through ticket barriers and down a ramp, with waiting rooms between platforms 1 and 2 and between platforms 3 and 4. Between platforms 1 and 2 you will also find the toilets and a cafe. Bus stops and a taxi rank can be found on the station forecourt, just off Darkes Lane.

Departures and arrivals from Potters Bar

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Potters Bar station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MoorgateGreat Northern22:141On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern22:301On time
to Welwyn Garden CityGreat Northern22:344On time
to MoorgateGreat Northern22:441On time
to CambridgeGreat Northern23:004Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreat Northern22:301On time
from MoorgateGreat Northern22:334On time
from Welwyn Garden CityGreat Northern22:431On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern23:004Late
from Letchworth Garden CityGreat Northern23:001On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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