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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 20:10
Saturday 07:15 - 19:10
Sunday 08:15 - 19:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
ATM located in station entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesWC located on platform 1
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces267
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£314.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces84
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station entrance and car park
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Access to Booking Office and ramp access to platforms. Due to the steepness of the ramps to the platforms some assistance may be required. Please contact the Helpline 0800 058 2844.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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 Northern08:421On time
to HarpendenThameslink08:46On time
to Welwyn Garden CityGreat Northern08:57On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink09:021On time
to Welwyn Garden CityGreat Northern09:044On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Welwyn Garden CityGreat Northern08:421On time
from HarpendenThameslink08:56On time
from Finsbury ParkGreat Northern08:57On time
from CambridgeThameslink09:021On time
from New BarnetGreat Northern09:044On time
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