Forest Gate railway station
Location of Forest Gate in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||4 (2 normally operational)|
|OSI||Wanstead Park |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
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Forest Gate railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the residential district of Forest Gate in the London Borough of Newham, east London. It is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Maryland and Manor Park. Its three-letter station code is FOG and it is in Travelcard Zone 3.
The station was opened in 1840 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. Train services call at Forest Gate as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. From 2018, the station will be fully served by Crossrail, linking Forest Gate to additional stations in central London as well as Reading and London Heathrow Airport. Crossrail will initially take over the Shenfield "metro" from May 2015.
Forest Gate station first opened in 1840, a year after the line was built, but was closed in 1843, before re-opening on 31 May 1846 following pressure from local residents.
On 24 May 1953 three members of train crew were injured in a collision between a freight train and a passenger train that occurred between Forest Gate and Manor Park. A London-bound freight train was crossing over lines when an electric passenger service from Gidea Park ran a red signal and collided with the goods train at a speed of about 35 mph. A Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation report blamed the driver of the Gidea Park train for his failure to "pay attention to signals".
The following services typically call at Forest Gate:
|Abellio Greater Anglia||London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Maryland - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield||Class 315||6x per hour|
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Abellio Greater Anglia
Great Eastern Main Line