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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
  • A new footbridge, staircase and lifts to platforms 1, 2 / 3 and 4
  • Improved cycle facilities
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV

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.

ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM FOREST GATE

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

From May 2017, new trains will be 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.

KEY JOURNEY TIMES FROM FOREST GATE 

TO

CURRENT JOURNEY TIME

CROSSRAIL JOURNEY TIME

Paddington

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: