Woodgrange Park railway station

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Woodgrange Park London Overground
Woodgrange Park stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
Woodgrange Park is located in Greater London
Woodgrange Park
Woodgrange Park
Location of Woodgrange Park in Greater London
Location Manor Park
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Grid reference TQ418853
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code WGR
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3 and 4
OSI Manor Park Crossrail [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.485 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 0.602 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 0.702 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 0.751 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 0.978 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway
Key dates
1894 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°32′55″N 0°02′43″E / 51.5487°N 0.0454°E / 51.5487; 0.0454Coordinates: 51°32′55″N 0°02′43″E / 51.5487°N 0.0454°E / 51.5487; 0.0454
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Woodgrange Park railway station is a London Overground station on Romford Road in the Manor Park neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham, northeast London. It is the penultimate station at the eastern extremity of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line; it lies in Travelcard Zones 3 and 4.[3] The station is managed by London Overground, which also provides all train services. It has only limited station buildings and facilities.

Location[edit]

The station is on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, 1.75 miles (2.82 km) west of Barking. Its National Location Code (NLC) is 7467. It stands on Romford Road, a short walk from Manor Park station[4] with which Woodgrange Park has an official out-of-station interchange.[1] However, the National Rail Timetable suggests interchanging one stop to the west, from Wanstead Park to Forest Gate.[5]

History[edit]

Track was laid through the site in 1854 as part of the first section of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, from Forest Gate Junction on the Eastern Counties Railway to Barking.[6] In 1894 the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway opened a new railway to Tottenham, beginning at a junction just north of the station site.[6] The station was opened on 9 July 1894.[6] A short spur line to East Ham was opened in 1894, and was closed in 1958.[7]

Unusually for the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, the section through the station is electrified—and has been since 1962, when it was so treated as part of the LT&SR modernisation & electrification scheme—because the line is used by a limited number of c2c services (which do not stop at Woodgrange Park) and by regular freight trains.[8]

Design[edit]

It is a station with limited facilities; the ticket office was demolished in the late 1990s, and the space used for a small cycle rack. Staff operate from a container-sized portable office. Recently[when?] a number of self-service touch-screen ticket machines have been added, which accept coins, credit cards and notes. Oyster card validators have also been installed. The station was briefly equipped with APTIS equipment in 1988/89.[citation needed]

Services and connections[edit]

The normal London Overground passenger service is four trains per hour in each direction, dropping to half-hourly in the evenings. While a parliamentary train service also operated by London Overground runs at 07:59 on Mondays to Fridays from Woodgrange Park to Willesden Junction (no return).[9][10] The line is also used for freight trains to and from the Port of Tilbury[11][12] and the railfreight terminal at Dagenham Dock.[13] c2c's infrequent services to Liverpool Street also pass through without stopping.[citation needed]

London Bus routes 25 and 86, and night route N86 serve the bus stop just outside the station.[14] Additionally, bus route 25 has a 24-hour bus service.[14]

Future proposals[edit]

In common with other stations on the line, usage has greatly increased in recent years, following improvements in train services and the reintroduction of station staff, and peak-hour overcrowding of the two-car diesel trains is now a major issue.[15] Electrification of the Gospel Oak route is now scheduled to be carried out by Network Rail (at a cost of some £115 million) over the next few years, with completion due by 2017.[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Transport for London (January 2016). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Google Maps - Woodgrange Park Railway Station
  5. ^ National Rail Timetable pg. 46 Archived 22 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b c BGO History - Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
  7. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page 20
  8. ^ "Woodgrange Park Railway Station"Mapio.net;Retrieved 25 May 2016
  9. ^ "PSUL 2016". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  10. ^ "Gospel Oak to Barking timetable" (PDF). Transport for London. December 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Freightliner services" Low Carbon Freight Dividend website; Retrieved 25 May 2016
  12. ^ Network Rail WTT LD03 - Tottenham South Jcn to Thames Haven, 16 May - December 2016Network Rail; Retrieved 25 May 2016
  13. ^ "Downpour at Dagenham Dock" Addison, Martin Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 May 2016
  14. ^ a b "Buses from Manor Park" (PDF). Transport for London. September 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  15. ^ ‘Overcrowded’ trains danger on Gospel Oak to Barking line
  16. ^ "Vital work paves the way for electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line"Network Rail press release 1 February 2106; Retrieved 23 May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
Terminus
  Disused Railways  
Wanstead Park   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Barking
Wanstead Park   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   East Ham