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Written by Marcus Dawson - 28 Mar 2004
last update by Tony Rispoli - 13 Jun 2007
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Location notes
Located 5 1/2 miles north of London Kings Cross on the Hertford loop. Bowes Park is also just north of Bounds Green TMD.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the traffic that uses the Hertford loops is First Capital Connect passenger units, with some freight that is not cleared for the slightly restrictive loading gauges of the southern ECML tunnels. The station also has a head shunt to the north of the platforms that movements from Kings Cross to Bounds Green use to reverse into the depot.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Bowes Park
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
A queit suburban branch line station in north London.
Road directions
From the A406 North Circular road:
At Middlesex uni turn onto Bounds Green Road and follow the road until you reach the petrol station. The bridge over the railway line has a footpath leading to the station.

Bowes Park map co-ordinates
Parking
Quite limited. Residential side streets.
Public transport
A number of bus routes serve the area as does First Capital Connect services.
Bounds Green Piccadilly Line station is also a 2 minute walk away.
Amenities
There is a petol station close to the station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Bowes Park

Googly map
Streetmap links
Bowes Park general view map
Bowes Park close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
The platform is an island between the two lines. To the north end of the platforms is the headshunt. There is little to cast shadows on passing trains other than the main station buildings.


General views - All photographs Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west

Looking towards Bounds Green TMD which is accessed to the left of this shot.

Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 3 - Looking south west


Fig 3 -  Looking south west

From further up the platfroms a Hertford bound working.

Fig 4 - Looking south west


Fig 4 - Looking south west


Fig 5 - Looking north east



Fig 5 - Looking north east


Fig 6 - Looking north east



Fig 6 - Looking north east

The headshunt. Trains arrive from the south on the left. Reverse and depart to the right.

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