Wanstead Park railway station

Coordinates: 51°33′06″N 0°01′35″E / 51.5518°N 0.0264°E / 51.5518; 0.0264
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Wanstead Park London Overground
The station entrance in 2008
Wanstead Park is located in Greater London
Wanstead Park
Wanstead Park
Location of Wanstead Park in Greater London
LocationForest Gate
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeWNP
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSIForest Gate Elizabeth line[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 0.887 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 9,221[2]
2019–20Decrease 0.770 million[2]
– interchange Increase 12,234[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.517 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 8,004[2]
2021–22Increase 0.871 million[2]
– interchange Increase 13,397[2]
2022–23Increase 0.891 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 11,671[2]
Key dates
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External links
Coordinates51°33′06″N 0°01′35″E / 51.5518°N 0.0264°E / 51.5518; 0.0264
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Wanstead Park is a railway station in Forest Gate, London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking line in Zone 3, 11 miles 11 chains (17.9 km) down the line from Gospel Oak and situated between Leytonstone High Road and Woodgrange Park. It is operated by London Overground. Despite its name, Wanstead Park Station is not situated in Wanstead but in Forest Gate – and it is not near Wanstead Park but Wanstead Flats. The station was opened 9 July 1894. The station is 360 yards (330 m) from Forest Gate station, according to TfL's journey planner, and this interchange is suggested in the National Rail Timetable.[3]


The station was opened on 9 July 1894 by the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway[4] in the northeast of the County Borough of West Ham, 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi) south of the boundary with Wanstead and 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southwest of Wanstead Park.

The line was electrified in 2016-7 – whilst the working was underway (from 6 June 2016 until February 2017), trains were replaced by buses between Barking & South Tottenham (until 23 September 2016) and then through to Gospel Oak thereafter.[5]


All services at Wanstead Park are operated by London Overground using Class 710 EMUs.

The typical off-peak service is four trains per hour in each direction between Gospel Oak and Barking Riverside. During the late evenings, the service is reduced to three trains per hour in each direction.[6][7]

Preceding station   London Overground   Following station
Leytonstone High Road
towards Gospel Oak
  Gospel Oak to Barking line   Woodgrange Park
Disused railways
Leytonstone High Road   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Woodgrange Park


London Buses routes 58, 308 and 330 serve the station.[8]


  1. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ National Rail Timetable Page 46
  4. ^ "Heritage Gateway - Results". www.heritagegateway.org.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 62
  6. ^ Table 62 National Rail timetable, December 2023
  7. ^ "London Overground Timetable: Gospel Oak to Barking" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Buses from Forest Gate" (PDF). TfL. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

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