Leytonstone High Road railway station

Coordinates: 51°33′48″N 0°00′31″E / 51.5634°N 0.0087°E / 51.5634; 0.0087
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Leytonstone High Road London Overground
The station in 2010
Leytonstone High Road is located in Greater London
Leytonstone High Road
Leytonstone High Road
Location of Leytonstone High Road in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeLER
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSILeytonstone London Underground[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Increase 0.571 million[2]
2018–19Increase 0.837 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 0.710 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.438 million[2]
2021–22Increase 0.802 million[2]
Key dates
9 July 1894Opened as Leytonstone
1 May 1949renamed
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′48″N 0°00′31″E / 51.5634°N 0.0087°E / 51.5634; 0.0087
 London transport portal

Leytonstone High Road is a railway station in Leytonstone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, 9 miles 76 chains (16.0 km) down the line from Gospel Oak and situated between Leyton Midland Road and Wanstead Park. It has two platforms that are elevated approximately 20 feet (6 m) above ground level, each of which contains a metal shelter, covered but not completely enclosed. Ticket machines and Oyster validators (for touching in and out) are installed under the arch at the foot of the stairs.

Although the railway crosses over the London Underground's Central line almost immediately north west of the station, there is no direct interchange; Leytonstone station is about a 10-minute walk away. Despite the distance, travellers using Oyster cards can make the interchange as part of a single journey.


The service has been gradually improved to provide four trains per hour in each direction on all days.[3] The last trains in each direction run at about 11:30pm. Services were replaced by buses from June 2016 until February 2017 while the line was being electrified (to allow major infrastructure improvements to be carried out).


The station opened on 9 July 1894 as "Leytonstone" with the Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway. Originally, wagons were lowered from the arches to the ground-level goods yard by means of a hydraulic hoist. The station was renamed Leytonstone High Road on 1 May 1949.[4] The original wooden platform buildings were destroyed by fire in the 1950s.[5]

Ticket barriers were installed in 2016.


London Buses routes 257 and W14 and night route N8 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Gospel Oak to Barking | Transport for London". Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  4. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  5. ^ "BGO History".

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Preceding station London Overground Following station
Leyton Midland Road
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking line Wanstead Park
Disused railways
Leyton Midland Road   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Wanstead Park