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Bowes Park railway station

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Location  Bowes Park
Station code  BOP
Fare zone  3 and 4
Number of platforms  2
Managed by  Great Northern
DfT category  E
2011–12  0.815 million
OSI  Bounds Green tube station
Bowes Park railway station
Address  London N11 2QN, United Kingdom
Local authority  London Borough of Haringey
Similar  Bounds Green tube station, Enfield Chase railway st, Havering Country Park, Arnos Grove tube station, Hackney Downs

Bowes Park railway station is in the London Borough of Haringey in north London, and is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 3 and Travelcard Zone 4. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Great Northern, on the Hertford Loop Line. It was first opened by the GNR in 1880, some nine years after the Loop Line itself was completed.


The station is a short walk from Bounds Green tube station on the Piccadilly line, with which it is a valid out-of-station interchange. It has an unusual location in that it is situated between two quiet residential cul-de-sacs and is accessed from a footbridge over the railway line which divides those streets.

Bowes Park is the only station on the entire Hertford Loop with an island platform.

In autumn 2008, a new Shere FASTticket self-service ticket machine, accepting both cash and credit cards, was installed here (and similarly at other local First Capital Connect stations).

To the north of the station is a single siding in between the two running tracks which is occasionally used to turn around East Coast InterCity 225 and 125 trains heading for Bounds Green Depot just north of Alexandra Palace. A connection to the now disused GER Palace Gates Line whose terminus, Palace Gates (Wood Green), lay just to the south, was made in 1929.


The service runs to Moorgate via Highbury & Islington. The service uses class 313 EMUs, as these are the only units cleared to run in the tunnel section between Drayton Park and Moorgate stations.

The typical weekday off-peak service is 3 trains per hour to Moorgate, and 3 trains per hour to Hertford North, with one per hour extended to Letchworth Garden City via Stevenage. Some extra peak services start/finish at Gordon Hill On Saturdays & Sundays, the service is half-hourly each way (hourly to/from Stevenage).

If there are rail works on the fast line via New Southgate, Virgin Trains East Coast, Hull Trains, Grand Central Railway and Great Northern express services directly to the north and Cambridge are diverted via the Hertford Loop.

The following off-peak weekday services currently call at Bowes Park:

  • 1tph Great Northern service Moorgate - Letchworth Garden City (weekdays) / Moorgate - Stevenage (weekends)
  • 2tph Great Northern service Moorgate - Hertford North
  • From 2018, the pattern is due to change when Moorgate services via the Hertford loop are curtailed at Stevenage using a new terminating platform there:

  • 2tph Great Northern service Moorgate - Stevenage
  • 2tph Great Northern service Moorgate - Hertford North
  • Ticketing

  • Oyster pay and go has been accepted at the station since 2 January 2010.
  • References

    Bowes Park railway station Wikipedia