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Chingford station is at the end of London Overground's Chingford Branch Line. The station opened on the edge of town in 1878, replacing a smaller and more central wooden station known as Chingford Green, which had opened a few years earlier. Chingford's second station was built overlooking Epping Forest, in the hope that it would drive tourist traffic to the area. Indeed when Queen Victoria came by train to Chingford in 1882 and declared the forest officially open to the public, the forest did quickly become a regular haunt for Londoners and it remains so in the 21st century. Today, Chingford is a popular commuter town, although the station no longer looks over the forest, but sits quaintly on Station Road. The station has a mascot - a plastic owl underneath the canopy on platform 2, there to ward off pigeons. Besides the forest, Bannatyne's Health Club and Chingford Golf Club offer other forms of relaxation.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 15:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 5
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes
0343 222 1234
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Carpark namePremium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces18
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces13
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Located on platform 2

Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 Sheffield Stand spaces">5 lockers and 8 Sheffield Stand spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Chingford station entrance leads into the concourse with the ticket kiosks on the right. The station has three platforms, and all are accessible through the ticket barrier. The toilets are at the end of platform 1, next to a newsagent, and cycle lockers and storage are at the other end of the platform. Usefully, there's florist right outside the station entrance and next to the car park.

Departures and arrivals from Chingford

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground22:551On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:102On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:252On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:401Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:552Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:002On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:152On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:301On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:452On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground23:592On time

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