Address : Station Parade, Barking IG11
All the London railway stations :
Barking station in February 2019, and revisited in June 2021
Barking is an barely accessible station with lift access to the
platform 1 (one) only), (and upon request) from the main concourse. The Underground lines and the C2C all stop at
West Ham station which is a major terminal for interchange onto the excellent DLR lines to Stratford. Boarding ramps onto trains are
available on all platforms.
It should be noted that the c2c is just about accessible (if you do not need ramps), and if you want to travel London bound on the district line, and then cross the platform to reach the c2c train. But if you want to cross platformd between varying c2c platforms, there are a huge number of stairs, or the alternative is via a very long steep ramp to a subway between platforms. It is step free, just about, but it is not what I would call accessible or traveller friendly. It stinks of poor planning, and total lack of investment.
If you catch a c2c train from Fenchurch street, ensure that you are on the correct train line, and do not try to cross from one c2c platform to another at this station, travel back to West Ham or Limehouse where there are lifts.
See pictures and further accessible transport detail from links below.
Underground lines : District, Hammersmith & City, C2C to Fenchurch Street, London Overground (Gospel Oak to Barking)
AccessAble Access Guide :
Accessibility friendly : Partial, but not really. (National Rail - TFL) District line eastbound towards Upminster (A step 173mm/gap 27mm), westbound towards Earl�s Court (A step 183mm/ gap 13mm). Hammersmith & City line (A step 243mm/gap 30mm).
There is Lift access between street and platform one only, including London Overground and National Rail services which require travel via long steep ramps.
General description : See wiki
More comment :
National Rail Map & Guide, there are ramps and lifts at this station.