For information about remaining Crossrail construction works visit our Near You interactive map. For information about the Elizabeth line please visit the Transport for London website.

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 work, being carried out by Network Rail, was completed in 2018. 

Refurbishment work by Transport for London 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, Transport for London took over the operation of the stopping services from Forest Gate station. 

New Elizabeth line 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: