Woodgrange Park railway station

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Woodgrange Park London Overground
Woodgrange Park stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
Woodgrange Park is located in Greater London
Woodgrange Park
Woodgrange Park
Location of Woodgrange Park in Greater London
Location Manor Park
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Grid reference TQ418853
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code WGR
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3 and 4
OSI Manor Park National Rail [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Increase 168,434[2]
2009–10 Increase 171,972[2]
2010–11 Increase 310,006[2]
2011–12 Increase 484,632[2]
2012–13 Increase 602,428[2]
Railway companies
Original company Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway
Key dates
1894 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′55″N 0°02′43″E / 51.5487°N 0.0454°E / 51.5487; 0.0454

Woodgrange Park railway station is a London Overground station on Romford Road in the Manor Park neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham, northeast London. The station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line and is the penultimate station on the eastern extremity of that line and is in Travelcard Zones 3 and 4.[3] The station is managed by London Overground who also provide all train services. It has only limited station buildings and facilities.

Location[edit]

The station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line 3 km (1¾ miles) west of Barking. The National Location Code (NLC) is 7467. The station is on Romford Road and Manor Park station is a short walk from this station[4] with this being an official out-of-station interchange.[1] However, the National Rail Timetable suggests interchanging one stop west, from Wanstead Park to Forest Gate.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6] In 1894 the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway opened a new railway to Tottenham beginning at a junction just north of the station site.[6] The station was opened 9 July 1894.[6]

Unusual for the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, the section through the station was 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 did not stop at Woodgrange Park) and regular freight trains.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

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[when?] been added a number of self-service touch-screen ticket machines which accept coins, credit cards and notes. Oyster card validators have also been installed. The station was briefly equipped with APTIS equipment in 1988/89.[citation needed]

Services and connections[edit]

The weekday London Overground passenger service is 4 trains per hour in each direction, dropping to half-hourly in the evenings and on Sundays.[7] The line is also used for freight trains to and from the Port of Tilbury.[citation needed] c2c's infrequent services to Liverpool Street also pass through without stopping.[citation needed]

London Bus routes 25 and 86, and night route N86 serve the bus stop just outside the station.[8] Additionally, bus route 25 has a 24-hour bus service.[8]

Future Proposals[edit]

In common with other stations on the line, usage has greatly increased in recent years, following improvements in train services and the reintroduction of station staff, and peak-hour overcrowding of the two-car diesel trains is now a major issue.[9] 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.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Transport for London (May 2015). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Google Maps - Woodgrange Park Railway Station
  5. ^ National Rail Timetable pg. 46[dead link]
  6. ^ a b c BGO History - Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
  7. ^ "Gospel Oak to Barking timetable" (PDF). Transport for London. December 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Buses from Manor Park" (PDF). Transport for London. September 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  9. ^ ‘Overcrowded’ trains danger on Gospel Oak to Barking line

External links[edit]

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