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Forest Gate Station

Forest Gate Station

Crossrail, together with Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL), are working on Forest Gate station to prepare for the start of the Elizabeth line services.


CONNECTING FOREST GATE TO THE ELIZABETH LINE

  • An improved ticket hall with new ticket gates
  • New customer information screens and signage
  • Accessible by three new lifts
  • Step-free from platform to street
  • Improvements to the area around the station in partnership with London Borough of Newham

A FLEET OF NEW TRAINS

  • A train every 5 minutes at peak times in central London
  • Walk-through carriages
  • Space for 1,500 people
  • Air-conditioning
  • CCTV, WiFi and live travel information
  • Environmentally efficient

STATION UPDATE

  • Majority of works at Forest Gate have been completed, including the refurbished ticket office, new lifts and new stairs to Platforms 2, 3 and 4

ELIZABETH LINE SERVICES FROM FOREST GATE

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.

You can take some types of bikes on some of TfL Rail services. To find out which these are, see TfL's user guide or use the advanced options in Cycle Journey Planner.


Contact us

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