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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 07:10 - 20:10
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Dry cleaner
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk, Vending machines, Food outlet
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesOn platforms 3/4
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 storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces137
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

There is a 118-space secure cycle storage facility (fob required, available from ticket office) on platform 5, plus 19 additional cycle racks on platforms 2 and 5.

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Note - the ramps leading from the subway to the platforms are fairly steep.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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 ShenfieldTfL Rail09:52On time
to Newbury ParkTfL Rail09:59On time
to Stratford (London)TfL Rail10:00On time
to ShenfieldTfL Rail10:07On time
to Stratford (London)TfL Rail10:10On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShenfieldTfL Rail09:58On time
from Newbury ParkTfL Rail10:06On time
from Stratford (London)TfL Rail10:08On time
from Stratford (London)TfL Rail10:08On time
from ShenfieldTfL Rail10:13On time
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