Leyton Midland Road railway station

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Leyton Midland Road railway station

Coordinates: 51°34′09″N 0°00′26″W / 51.5693°N 0.0072°W / 51.5693; -0.0072

Leyton Midland Road is a railway station in Leyton, on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, between Walthamstow Queen's Road and Leytonstone High Road stations.

The station is managed by London Overground, and is in Zone 3. The service was improved in January 2011 to four trains per hour in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays, two an hour on Sundays.

History

Opened on 9 July 1894 as part of the Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway, the station was originally just called "Leyton". On 17 August 1915, three explosive bombs from the German Zeppelin L.10 landed on or near the station, destroying the ticket office, a billiard hall in the arches under the platform and damaging several houses nearby. Four people were killed.

Transport links

London bus route 69, 97, W16 and Night route N26. Leyton tube station is a 15 minute walk away.