Romford railway station

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Romford station fast westbound look east.JPG
The fast line platforms.
Romford is located in Greater London
Location of Romford in Greater London
Location Romford
Local authority London Borough of Havering
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Station code RMF
Number of platforms 5
Fare zone 6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 8.373 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 7.310 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 6.736 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 6.817 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 7.000 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 7.446 million[1]
Key dates
1839 Opened
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′30″N 0°10′58″E / 51.5749°N 0.1827°E / 51.5749; 0.1827
The Upminster platform in 1950

Romford railway station is an interchange station located on South Street in the town centre of Romford in the London Borough of Havering. It is on the National Rail network with all trains and station management provided by Abellio Greater Anglia. Romford is on the Great Eastern Main Line, served by local services (Shenfield Metro), express services from Liverpool Street to certain east anglia destinations and branch line services from Romford to Upminster. The station opened on 20 June 1839 as the eastern terminus of the Eastern Counties Railway line from Mile End. On 7 June 1893 a second station in Romford was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway and the two stations were combined in 1934. It is in London fare zone 6, has five platforms, provides connections to a significant number of London Buses routes,[2] and has high usage for a suburban railway station.


Romford station opened on 20 June 1839 as the eastern terminus of the Eastern Counties Railway line from Mile End. Both termini were temporary with the line extending east to Brentwood and west to Shoreditch in 1840. On 7 June 1893 the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway opened a second station in Romford, served by the Romford to Upminster Line.


All train services are currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is planned that Crossrail line 1 will call at Romford in 2018.[3] The station is 12 miles (19.3 km) down line from Liverpool Street.

Typical off-peak service from the station is:

Operator Route Material Frequency Notes
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Romford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Witham - Kelvedon - Marks Tey - Colchester - Colchester Town Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour Not Sundays
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Romford - Shenfield - Billericay - Wickford - Rayleigh - Hockley - Rochford - Southend Airport - Prittlewell - Southend Victoria Class 321 1x per hour Not Sundays
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
Abellio Greater Anglia Romford - Emerson Park - Upminster Class 317, Class 315 2x per hour Not Sundays (Sometimes operates Sundays to allow passengers to access The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway during engineering work on the Great Eastern Main Line)


London Buses Routes 5, 66, 86, 103, 128, 165, 174, 175, 193, 247, 248, 252, 294, 347, 365, 370, 375, 496, 498, 499, 575 (LSP route runs Mon-Fri), Night Routes N15, N86, School Routes 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 674 and 686.


On 31 May 2015, the Upminster line service will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[4][5]

Crossrail 1 will call here in 2018 with services to Stratford and Central London and Heathrow Airport.

The East London Transit has been suggested to be extended here linking Barking, Creekmouth and Barking Reach.[citation needed]

In the media[edit]

Romford station has been the centre of media attention following several deaths involving people struck by trains.[6][7]

The station has also been closed on several occasions following stabbing deaths.[8][9][10] However, Havering Borough of which Romford is located has a very low crime rate.[citation needed]


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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
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