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Trains to Ilford

Historically a small farming community sandwiched between the River Roding and the London to Colchester road, Ilford was a substantial coaching town well into the 19th century. The arrival of the railway in 1839 put the buffers on the horse and cart industry, but in its wake new industries bloomed, including steam laundries and collar making. By the start of the 20th century, Ilford was a fully-fledge suburb of London. As trains pull into the station, passengers will note a large British Telecom building with a rooftop logo - a hint of the modern building that awaits. The main entrance was heavily rebuilt in the 1980s and the architecture matched to nearby contemporary buildings, most notably the Central Library, which mirrors the station's high windows and slate-coloured roof. Ilford station is located in Travelcard Zone 4 and there are plans for Crossrail trains to call at the station from 2018. The Kenneth More Theatre and beautiful Valentines Park, both a short walk from the station, are key local landmarks.

Station details & facilities

Ilford station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the concourse, from which a corridor leads to all five platforms - step-free access is only possible with a wheelchair lift requiring staff assistance, so check staffing times before travelling. Platforms 1 and 2 are disused, except during engineering works or line disruptions. London-bound trains usually depart from platform 3. The rear entrance from York Road is open during peak hours only.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
    Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
    Sunday 06:10 - 20:00
  • Travel card zone : Zone 4
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Lost Property phone number : 0845 330 9882


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes : 0343 222 1234
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : Ladies and Gents on platform 3, plus Gents on platform 4/5.
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :


  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 140
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    On platform 4/5


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • 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 Ilford


Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4DU
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 06:10 - 20:00

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