Woodgrange Park railway station
Location of Woodgrange Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Fare zone||3 and 4|
|OSI||Manor Park |
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway|
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Woodgrange Park railway station is a National Rail station on Romford Road in the Manor Park neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham in northeast London, England. The station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line and is the penultimate station on the eastern extremity of that line. The station is managed by London Overground who also provide all train services. It has only limited station buildings and facilities and has low usage for a suburban station with 171,972 entries and exits during 2009/10.
Track was laid through the site in 1854 as part of the first section of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway from Forest Gate Junction on the Eastern Counties Railway to Barking. In 1894 the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway opened a new railway to Tottenham beginning at a junction just north of the station site. The station was opened 9 July 1894.
It is a station with limited facilities as the station ticket office was demolished in the late 90s and made into a small cycle rack. Staff operate from a container sized portable office. There have recently been added a number of self-service touch screen ticket machines which take coins, credit cards and notes. Oyster card validators have also been installed. Unusually for the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, the section through the station is electrified (and has been since 1962, when it was so treated as part of the LT&SR modernisation & electrification scheme) as the line is used by a limited number of c2c services (which do not stop at Woodgrange Park) and regular freight trains.
The station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line 3 km (1¾ miles) west of Barking. London Bus routes 25 and 86 routes serve the bus stop just outside the station. Manor Park station is a short walk from this station. However, the National Rail Timetable suggests interchanging one stop west, from Wanstead Park to Forest Gate.
The station is in both zones 3 and 4. The weekday London Overground passenger service is 4 trains per hour in each direction, dropping to half-hourly in the evenings and on Sundays. The line is also used for freight trains to & from the Port of Tilbury. c2c's infrequent services to Liverpool Street also pass through without stopping. Electrification of the Gospel Oak route is now scheduled to be carried out by Network Rail (at a cost of some £115 million) over the next few years, with completion due by 2017.
The National Location Code (NLC) is 7467 - the station was briefly equipped with APTIS equipment in 1988/89.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Gospel Oak
|Gospel Oak to Barking Line||
|Wanstead Park||Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway||Barking|
|Wanstead Park||Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway||East Ham|