Chadwell Heath railway station

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Chadwell Heath Crossrail
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Station building and entrance
Chadwell Heath is located in Greater London
Chadwell Heath
Chadwell Heath
Location of Chadwell Heath in Greater London
Location Chadwell Heath
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by TfL Rail
Station code CTH
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 2.346 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 2.687 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 3.007 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 3.674 million[2]
2016–17 Increase 3.884 million[2]
Key dates
1864 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°34′04″N 0°07′45″E / 51.5678°N 0.1292°E / 51.5678; 0.1292Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°07′45″E / 51.5678°N 0.1292°E / 51.5678; 0.1292
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Chadwell Heath railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in Chadwell Heath, which straddles the London Borough of Redbridge and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in east London. It is 9 miles 79 chains (16.1 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Goodmayes and Romford. Its three-letter station code is CTH and it is in Travelcard Zone 5.[3]

The station was opened in 1864 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is currently managed by TfL Rail. Train services call at Chadwell Heath as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service operated by TfL Rail. In autumn 2019 the TfL Rail service will be re-branded as the Elizabeth line as part of the Crossrail project. Eventually, the Elizabeth line service will be extended beyond Liverpool Street to Paddington, with onward connections from there to Reading and Heathrow Airport.


Chadwell Heath station building in 1988

Chadwell Heath station was opened on 11 January 1864 and is built on the site of Wangey House, one of Dagenham's oldest buildings dating back to 1250. Wangey House was partly demolished when the Eastern Counties Railway built the line in the 1830s; the last surviving portion was demolished when the Great Eastern Railway widened the line in 1901.[citation needed]

Chadwell Heath was the focus for the housing estate temporary railway built for the construction of the Becontree estate in the period 1926-33.


The typical train service at Chadwell Heath is as follows:[4]

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency
TfL Rail London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Maryland - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield Class 315, Class 345 6x per hour

In June 2017 new Class 345 trains began entering service in preparation for the opening of Crossrail. The four platforms at Chadwell Heath will be extended from their current length of 184 metres (201 yd) to accommodate the Crossrail trains which will be over 200 metres (220 yd) long once extended to nine carriages. New lifts, signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV will also be installed. Additionally, a new passing loop for freight traffic will be constructed to the west of the station, to replace the disused loop further up the line at Manor Park.[5]


London Buses routes 62 and 368 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 June 2018.
  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. ^ "Buses from Romford" (PDF). Transport for London.
  4. ^ TfL Rail Timetable[permanent dead link]
  5. ^

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  Abandoned works  
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