Harold Wood railway station
Harold Wood railway station in 1995
Location of Harold Wood in Greater London
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|Number of platforms||4|
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Harold Wood railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in east London, serving the town of Harold Wood in the London Borough of Havering. It is 14 miles 76 chains (24.1 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Gidea Park and Brentwood. Its three-letter station code is HRO and it is in Travelcard zone 6.
The station is currently managed by TfL Rail. The vast majority of services call at Harold Wood as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service but Abellio Greater Anglia services for Southend Victoria call on Sundays. From 2019, Harold Wood will be fully served by Crossrail, linking it directly to additional stations in central London as well as Reading and London Heathrow Airport. TfL Rail, the precursor of Crossrail, took over the running of the Shenfield "metro" in May 2015.
Harold Wood station was opened on 1 December 1868 by the Great Eastern Railway on their main line from Bishopsgate in London to the East of England. Two additional tracks (normally used today by express services which do not call at Harold Wood) were built in 1934 under London and North Eastern Railway ownership.
The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service from the station is six trains per hour to Shenfield and six to London Liverpool Street. On Sundays this reduces to two in each direction, while two Southend Victoria services additionally call.
|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||6x per hour||2x per hour on Sundays|
|Abellio Greater Anglia||London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield - Billericay - Wickford - Rayleigh - Hockley - Rochford - Southend Airport - Southend Victoria||Class 321||2x per hour||Sundays only|
In 2017 new Class 345 trains will enter operation as the Crossrail service partially opens. The route will be extended through central London to Heathrow Airport and Reading in 2019. The platforms at Harold Wood will be extended from their current length of 169 metres (185 yd) to accommodate the Crossrail trains, which will be over 200 metres (220 yd) long.
Three new lifts providing access to all platforms, improved lighting and signage, help points, new ticket machines and gates will also be installed, and the footbridge and stairwells will be refurbished.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- "TfL Launches Competition to Find Operator to Run Crossrail Services". Transport for London. 12 March 2013. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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- Excel file displaying National Rail station usage information for 2005/06
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