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Forest Gate Station

Forest Gate Station

A number of improvements are being delivered at Forest Gate station in preparation for the new Elizabeth line service, including:

  • Improvements to the ticket hall
  • New staircases to platforms 1 and 2/3 and lifts to platforms 1, 2/3 and 4
  • Improved cycle facilities
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

The main works to the station are due to be completed by summer 2018.

Transport for London will begin to make improvements to the platforms in 2018.  These will involve canopy refurbishment, LED lighting along the length of the platforms and redecoration of the platform fencing.

Crossrail has been working with the London Borough of Newham on proposals for improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.


In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Forest Gate station. 

New trains are now gradually being introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

From December 2019, when the route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.

At peak times 12 Elizabeth line trains an hour will run between Shenfield and central London, calling at all stations. An additional four trains an hour will run between Gidea Park and the existing Liverpool Street station, westward in the morning peak and eastward in the evening peak.






39 mins 22 mins

Bond Street

28 mins 19 mins

Canary Wharf

23 mins 12 mins

Heathrow  2 & 3

1 hr 6 mins 47 mins

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Current Works

Forest Gate station

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Description of work:

The north-east section of the Elizabeth Line will run from Stratford in east London through to Shenfield in Essex, replacing the existing TfL Rail service. Forest Gate Station will benefit from various enhancements in advance of the new The Elizabeth Line service, including new lifts, platform extensions, new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV. When the full train service commences in 2019, the higher capacity Elizabeth Line trains will provide a 12 train-per-hour service from and towards central London during peak periods.

Details of work as PDF: