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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 services. Most of this work has now been completed by Transport for London (TfL).


  • The footbridge, ticket hall and ticket office have been refurbished
  • There is step free access from the street to platforms 1,2 & 3

Forest Gate station is also now step-free from platform to street.


  • A new lift offering step-free access from the street to platform 4
  • Longer and refurbished platforms for the new trains
  • New platform seating and a refurbished waiting room
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

Network Rail's work to upgrade the station is expected to be complete in spring 2019. Once Network Rail finishes will the canopy will be completely refurbished, and include LED lighting along the length of the platforms and redecoration of the platform fencing

Crossrail has also been working with the London Borough of Newham on proposals for improvements to the area around the station.


In May 2015, TfL took over the operation of the stopping services from Forest Gate station. New TfL Rail trains are gradually being introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

When the full route opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.

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

Contact us

If you have queries about the work taking place please contact Network Rail, which is delivering the Crossrail upgrades: