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Forest Gate station's first incarnation opened in 1840, but didn't last long, closing just three years later. Locals weren't entirely pleased, and sustained pressure led to a reopening in 1846. The station has remained open ever since. Today it's a busy commuter station serving a residential district in the east London borough of Newham.

The first thing that strikes you about Forest Gate is the abundance of terrace houses and green spaces. It's a quaint and quiet suburb but there's also much to do within the area's streets. Throughout the 20th century The Upper Cut Club - where Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Pink Floyd once played - was the area's major draw, but today Forest Gate is a foodie haven, and a particular favourite with lovers of Indian food.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:40
Saturday 06:40 - 18:40
Sunday 08:10 - 15:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 3
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
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
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Forest Gate station's concourse is off Woodgrange Road, and has a couple of ticket machines, with a staffed ticket office through a set of doors to the right. The staircase directly ahead of the entrance leads down on to platform 2 (towards Shenfield), with another staircase to the left leading to platform 1 (towards London Liverpool Street). If you're coming by bike, there's a rack on platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Forest Gate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Forest Gate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ShenfieldTfL Rail11:452On time
to London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail11:481On time
to ShenfieldTfL Rail11:532On time
to London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail11:561On time
to ShenfieldTfL Rail12:002On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail11:452On time
from ShenfieldTfL Rail11:481On time
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail11:532On time
from ShenfieldTfL Rail11:561On time
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail12:002On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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