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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 15:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneChingford is in Zone 5
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
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
CCTVAvailable
Carpark namePremium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces18
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces13
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Located on platform 2
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Chingford station is served by both a taxi rank and a minicab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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.

 

Trainline's top spots near Chingford station

Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!

Cafe

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What's it all about?

Butler’s Retreat 11 minutes Speciality coffee & whole-foods menu, set at heart of Epping Forest within our beautiful restored Essex barn.
Cafe Delice​ 2 minutes Cafe with a good selection of cakes and patisserie along with coffee and tea options.

Departures and arrivals from Chingford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chingford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground20:402On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground20:552On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:102On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:252On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:402On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground20:442On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground20:592On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:142On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:292On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground21:442On time
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