Leytonstone High Road railway station

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Leytonstone High Road railway station
Leytonstone High Road railway station is a train station in Leytonstone, London in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line, between Leyton Midland Road and Wanstead Park. It has two platforms that are elevated approximately 20 feet above ground level, each of which contains a metal shelter, covered but not completely enclosed. Ticket machines and Oyster validators (for touching in and out) are installed under the arch at the foot of the stairs in the picture. It is also served by London Bus routes 257 and W14. Although the railway crosses over the London Underground's Central Line almost immediately north west of the station, there is no direct interchange - Leytonstone station is about a 10 minute walk away. Despite the distance, travellers using Oyster cards can make the interchange as part of a single journey.

Service
The service was improved in January 2011 to four trains per hour in each direction on weekdays and Saturdays, two an hour on Sundays . The last trains in each direction run at about 11pm.

History
Opened on 9 July 1894 as part of the Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway. Originally, wagons were lowered from the arches to the ground-level goods yard by means of a hydraulic hoist. The original wooden platform buildings were destroyed by fire in the 1950s .

Transport links
London bus route 257, W14 and Night route N8.

Building Activity

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