Gidea Park railway station
Location of Gidea Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Havering|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1910||Opened as Squirrels Heath & Gidea Park|
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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. Crossrail will initially take over the Shenfield "metro" from May 2015.
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. Seven people were killed and 45 were hospitalised.
|Footage of the aftermath of the 1947 crash at Gidea Park British Pathé|
The following services currently call at Gidea Park:
|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|
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Earnshaw, Alan (1991). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 7. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 30. ISBN 0-906899-50-8.
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