Harold Wood railway station

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Harold Wood National Rail
Harold Wood stn building.JPG
Harold Wood is located in Greater London
Harold Wood
Harold Wood
Location of Harold Wood in Greater London
Location Harold Wood
Local authority London Borough of Havering
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code HRO
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 3.476 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 3.043 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 2.809 million[1]
2010–11 Decrease 2.553 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 2.580 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 2.858 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 2.918 million[1]
Key dates
1868 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°35′34″N 0°14′03″E / 51.5928°N 0.2343°E / 51.5928; 0.2343

Harold Wood railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in east London, serving the town of Harold Wood in the London Borough of Havering. It is approximately 15 miles (24 km) down line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Gidea Park and Brentwood. Its three-letter station code is HRO and it is in Travelcard Zone 6.

The station is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia. Services call at Harold Wood as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. From 2018, Harold Wood 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 running of the Shenfield "metro" from May 2015.


Harold Wood station was opened on 1 December 1868 by the Great Eastern Railway on their main line to the East of England. Two additional tracks (normally used by fast services which do not stop at Harold Wood) were provided in 1934 under London and North Eastern Railway ownership.


Typical off-peak service from the station is six trains per hour to Shenfield and six trains per hour towards Liverpool Street.

The following services currently call at Harold Wood:

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
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield - Billericay - Wickford - Rayleigh - Hockley - Rochford - Southend Airport - Southend Victoria Class 321 2x per hour Sunday's only


London Buses routes 256; 294; 347 and 496 and Non TFL route HV1 serve the station.


  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. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Great Eastern Main Line
Shenfield Metro
  Future development  
Line 1
towards Shenfield