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Trains to Forest Gate

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. Just five miles and 13 minutes from London Liverpool Street, the station is in Travelcard Zone 3, and is set to get busier in 2019, when new Crossrail services arrive. 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 hidden 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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 19:40
    Saturday 06:40 - 18:40
    Sunday 08:10 - 15:40
  • Travel card zone : Zone 3
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0845 330 9882


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :



  • ATM available : False
  • ATM notes : Located by the ticket office


  • Car parking spaces : 0


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Forest Gate


Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, Greater London, E7 0NF
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:40
Saturday 06:40 - 18:40
Sunday 08:10 - 15:40

Useful links when visiting Forest Gate by train