Leytonstone High Road railway station
|Leytonstone High Road|
|Local authority||London Borough of Waltham Forest|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|9 July 1894||Opened as Leytonstone|
|1 May 1949||renamed|
|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. 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. The original wooden platform buildings were destroyed by fire in the 1950s.
Ticket barriers were installed in 2016.
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