Woodford tube station

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Woodford London Underground
Woodford Station.jpg
Station entrance
Woodford is located in Greater London
Location of Woodford in Greater London
Location Woodford
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 4.45 million[2]
2011 Increase 4.89 million[2]
2012 Decrease 4.86 million[2]
2013 Increase 5.59 million[2]
Key dates
1856 (1856) Opened
18 April 1966 Goods yard closed[3]
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°36′22″N 0°02′03″E / 51.606°N 0.0341°E / 51.606; 0.0341

Woodford is a London Underground station in Woodford in the London Borough of Redbridge, United Kingdom.

The station is on the Central line between South Woodford and Buckhurst Hill. The station is also a terminus for services via the Hainault loop.


The station was originally opened on 22 August 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railway branch to Loughton. Further alterations were carried out by the successor company, the Great Eastern Railway, including services to Ilford via the Fairlop Loop opened in 1903. After 1923 the station came under the control of the London & North Eastern Railway until transfer to the London Passenger Transport Board (LT) on 14 December 1947 as part of the extension of the Central line services of the London Underground. The station acted as a terminus for the Central line, with passengers transferring to a steam shuttle onwards towards Epping, until electric services commenced as far as Loughton (and around the 'loop' to Hainault) on 21 November 1948.

As part of the electrification carried out for the transfer to LT the original level crossing at the station, where Snakes Lane crossed the line, was closed and a bridge, to the south, was constructed. The original goods yard, which was closed in the late 1960s, now forms the car park.

It was once also suggested that the Victoria line could terminate at Woodford or South Woodford stations.[citation needed]

The station today[edit]

The main western entrance is located off The Broadway with access to the station car park. The eastern entrance is located on Snakes Lane East. This entrance is closed in the late evening and the ticket office is no longer in use.


London Buses routes 275 and 549 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 

External links[edit]

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Epping branch
towards Epping
Central line
Hainault loop