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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

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 ShenfieldElizabeth line01:072On time
to London Liverpool StreetElizabeth line05:15On time
to London Liverpool StreetElizabeth line05:221Scheduled
to London PaddingtonElizabeth line05:341Scheduled
to ShenfieldElizabeth line05:352Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetElizabeth line01:062On time
from ShenfieldElizabeth line05:15On time
from Gidea ParkElizabeth line05:221Scheduled
from ShenfieldElizabeth line05:341Scheduled
from London Liverpool StreetElizabeth line05:352Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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