Goodmayes railway station

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Goodmayes National Rail
Goodmayes station building.JPG
Goodmayes is located in Greater London
Goodmayes
Goodmayes
Location of Goodmayes in Greater London
Location Goodmayes
Local authority Redbridge
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code GMY
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 2.092 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 1.929 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 1.793 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 2.069 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.306 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.390 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 2.625 million[1]
Key dates
1901 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°33′56″N 0°06′39″E / 51.5655°N 0.1109°E / 51.5655; 0.1109

Goodmayes railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the district of Goodmayes in the London Borough of Redbridge, east London. It is approximately 9 miles (14 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Seven Kings and Chadwell Heath. Its three-letter station code is GMY and it is in Travelcard Zone 4.

The station was opened in 1901 by the Great Eastern Railway. It is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. Train services call at Goodmayes as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. From 2018, the station will be fully served by Crossrail, linking Goodmayes to additional stations in central London as well as Reading and London Heathrow Airport.[2] The Crossrail service will initially replace the Shenfield-Liverpool Street "metro" from May 2015.

History[edit]

Goodmayes was opened on 18 February 1901 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street. The station once had an extensive shunting yard for goods traffic, but this fell into disuse during Dr. Beeching's modernisation (known at the time as "axing") of the railway system in 1963, and was eventually dismantled. The site of the yard stood on the area between the present track and the High Road and has been replaced by a supermarket, other shops and housing. There was also a large yard area between the existing track area and Kinfauns Road. This yard area went as far as Chadwell Heath.

Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Goodmayes:

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

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 364 and 387 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "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

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
  Future development  
Crossrail
Line 1
towards Shenfield