Leyton tube station

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Leyton London Underground
Leyton stn building.JPG
Entrance to Leyton High Road
Leyton is located in Greater London
Location of Leyton in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerTransport for London
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 13.53 million[1]
2014Increase 14.07 million[1]
2015Increase 14.41 million[1]
2016Decrease 14.33 million[1]
2017Decrease 13.47 million[1]
Key dates
1856Opened (ECR)
1947Started (Central line)
6 May 1968Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′24″N 0°00′19″W / 51.5566°N 0.0052°W / 51.5566; -0.0052Coordinates: 51°33′24″N 0°00′19″W / 51.5566°N 0.0052°W / 51.5566; -0.0052
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Leyton is a London Underground station in Leyton, in London, England. Situated opposite Leyton Mills at the end of Leyton High Road, it is on the Central line between Stratford and Leytonstone. It is in zone 3.


The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway on 22 August 1856 and was called "Low Leyton". It was renamed Leyton on 27 November 1867[3][4] by the Great Eastern Railway. The current station buildings largely date from the reconstruction of 1879, which saw the original level crossing replaced by a bridge, although some alterations were carried out in connection with the transfer of the station from the London & North Eastern Railway to London Underground as part of the eastern extensions of the Central line. The station was first served by the Central line on 5 May 1947. Now demolished is the northern ticket office and entrance, opened in 1901, which was removed as part of the controversial M11 extension that was built adjacent to the station in the 1990s.

In September 2011, it was announced that the tube station's capacity was to be doubled, in order to cope with the predicted additional users of the station during the 2012 Olympic Games, and to ease the existing congestion. There was planned to be a new exit from the westbound platform onto Goodall Road, and two extra exits from the eastbound platform, to be used when needed. The work was due to be completed by June 2012, but did not materialise.

Notable local places[edit]

Leyton tube station serves Leyton Orient F.C. stadium.


London Buses routes 58, 69, 97 and 158 serve the station with W14, 339, W15 and night route N26 nearby.



  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page69
  4. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford page 124
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
Disused railways
Line closed, station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Ongar line
Line and station open