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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 London Kings CrossGreat Northern11:374On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern11:401On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink11:421Late
to London Kings CrossThameslink11:434On time
to London Kings CrossThameslink12:021On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreat Northern11:374On time
from CambridgeGreat Northern11:391On time
from CambridgeThameslink11:411Late
from CambridgeThameslink11:424On time
from CambridgeThameslink12:021On time
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