Leytonstone High Road railway station

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Leytonstone High Road London Overground
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Leytonstone High Road is located in Greater London
Leytonstone High Road
Leytonstone High Road
Location of Leytonstone High Road in Greater London
Location Leytonstone
Local authority Waltham Forest
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code LER
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
OSI Leytonstone London Underground [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Increase 0.252 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.245 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.416 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.587 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.733 million[2]
Key dates
1894 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°33′48″N 0°00′31″E / 51.5634°N 0.0087°E / 51.5634; 0.0087

Leytonstone High Road station is a railway station in Leytonstone, London in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, between Leyton Midland Road and Wanstead Park. It has two platforms that are elevated approximately 20 feet above ground level, each of which contains a metal shelter, covered but not completely enclosed. Ticket machines and Oyster validators (for touching in and out) are installed under the arch at the foot of the stairs in the picture.

Although the railway crosses over the London Underground's Central line almost immediately north west of the station, there is no direct interchange - Leytonstone station is about a 10-minute walk away. Despite the distance, travellers using Oyster cards can make the interchange as part of a single journey.

Service[edit]

The service was improved in January 2011 to four trains per hour in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays, two an hour on Sundays.[3] The last trains in each direction run at about 11pm.

History[edit]

Opened on 9 July 1894 as part of the Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway. Originally, wagons were lowered from the arches to the ground-level goods yard by means of a hydraulic hoist. The original wooden platform buildings were destroyed by fire in the 1950s.[4]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 257; W14 and night route N8 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/15409.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.barking-gospeloak.org.uk/history.htm

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
towards Barking
  Disused Railways  
Leyton Midland Road   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Wanstead Park