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On the outskirts of London, Romford’s train station opened in 1839, maintaining the importance of the town as a popular market destination and bringing new industries to the town, most notably the Ind Coope & Co brewery, which with the arrival of the train line could now transport ales into the capital and beyond; some of the brewery’s station still stand today. Although Crossrail is on its way to Romford, the station is currently on the Shenfield-Liverpool Street line, connecting the commuters of Essex with London. Since expanding rapidly in the 1930s, Romford is now a suburban shopping haven attracting some 21 million shoppers per year. An eclectic mix of high-street shops, including four malls and numerous restaurants and cafés, are all within walking distance of the station. The outdoor traditional market dating back to 1247 is also worth a visit.

Station details & facilities

Romford has five platforms. The main entrance from South Street leads directly into the concourse with its cafe, newsagent, dry cleaners as well automated ticket machines. Through the ticket barriers is a corridor which accesses all platforms. The station has step-free access in the form of a ramp at the side of the building. Toilets and a café can be found on platform 3.


Trainline's top spots near Romford 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!


How far?

What's it all about?

Jacksons Cafe 8 minutes Jackson’s Café is a social enterprise, part of Unity Works. Jackson’s provides training and employment opportunities to adults with a learning disability in Romford.
Tasty Cafe 1 minute Beakfasts, lunches, dinner plus coffee takeaway too. Do pop in!
Prickly Pear Coffee & Deli 6 minutes Organic freshly grinded Coffee, freshly daily made sandwiches, cakes, teas and more.



Departures and arrivals from Romford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Romford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia12:303On time
to ShenfieldElizabeth line12:325On time
to London PaddingtonElizabeth line12:324On time
to ShenfieldElizabeth line12:395On time
to London PaddingtonElizabeth line12:404On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:303On time
from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line12:315On time
from ShenfieldElizabeth line12:314On time
from UpminsterLondon Overground12:341On time
from London PaddingtonElizabeth line12:395On time
† 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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