Forest Gate railway station


Forest Gate railway station

Infobox London station
name = Forest Gate


manager = National Express East Anglia
zone = 3
locale = Forest Gate
borough = London Borough of Newham
start= 1840
platforms= 2 (4 operational)
railexits0405 = 0.956
railexits0506 = 0.916
railexits0607 = 1.892
railcode = FOG

Forest Gate railway station is located in the London Borough of Newham, in East London. The station is located at gbmapping|TQ403853

It is in Travelcard Zone 3 on the Great Eastern Main Line, and was first opened in 1840, a year after the line was built, but closed in 1843, before re-opening after pressure from local residents on 31 May 1846.

The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by National Express East Anglia.

The typical off-peak service is six trains per hour to London Liverpool Street and six trains per hour to Shenfield. Of the four platforms, those serving the fast lines are only in operation during engineering works affecting the slow lines.

The station is a short distance (330m according to TfL's journey planner) from Wanstead Park station on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, and is a suggested interchange in the National Rail Timetable [ [http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/eNRT/Dec07/Commercial%20Information.pdf National Rail Timetable] Page 46] .

External links

* [http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/upload/xls/station_usage_2005-06.xls Excel file displaying National Rail station usage information for 2005/06]

References

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