Gidea Park railway station

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Gidea Park National Rail
Gidea Park stn building.JPG
Gidea Park is located in Greater London
Gidea Park
Gidea Park
Location of Gidea Park in Greater London
Location Gidea Park
Local authority London Borough of Havering
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code GDP
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Decrease 2.587 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 2.401 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 2.467 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.524 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.587 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 2.811 million[1]
Key dates
1910 Opened as Squirrels Heath & Gidea Park
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′55″N 0°12′23″E / 51.582°N 0.2063°E / 51.582; 0.2063

Gidea Park railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line, serving Gidea Park in the London Borough of Havering, east London. It is approximately 13 miles (21 km) down line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Romford and Harold Wood. Its three-letter station code is GDP and it is in Travelcard Zone 6.

The station is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. Services call at Gidea Park as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. From 2018, Gidea Park will be fully served by Crossrail, linking it to additional stations in central London as well as Reading and London Heathrow Airport.[2] Crossrail will initially take over the Shenfield "metro" from May 2015.

History[edit]

It was opened as Squirrels Heath & Gidea Park on 1 December 1910 by the Great Eastern Railway on their main line from London.

On the evening of 2 January 1947, an express Liverpool Street-Peterborough train overran red signals in dense fog and collided with a Liverpool Street-Southend Victoria train as it started to depart from Gidea Park.[3] Seven people were killed and 45 were hospitalised.[4]

External video
Footage of the aftermath of the 1947 crash at Gidea Park British Pathé

Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Gidea Park:

Operator Route Material Typical frequency Notes
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 2x per hour on Sunday

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 294, 347, 496 and night route N86 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/archive/27439.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/MoT_Gidea1947.pdf
  4. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 30. ISBN 0-906899-50-8. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Great Eastern Main Line
Shenfield Metro
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Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail
Crossrail
Line 1
towards Shenfield