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.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday||06:15 - 20:00|
|Sunday||07:10 - 20:10|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 6|
|Shops note||News agent Dry cleaner|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee kiosk, Vending machines, Food outlet
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||On platforms 3/4|
|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||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||137|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|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 access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Note - the ramps leading from the subway to the platforms are fairly steep.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|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.
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!
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.|