Harold Wood railway station
Harold Wood railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in east London, serving the Harold Wood area of Romford in the London Borough of Havering. It is 14 miles 76 chains (24.1 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Gidea Park and Brentwood. Its three-letter station code is HRO and it is in Travelcard zone 6.
|Harold Wood |
Harold Wood railway station in 1995
Location of Harold Wood in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Havering|
|Managed by||TfL Rail|
|Number of platforms||4|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
The station is currently managed by TfL Rail and is served by the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. In the future TfL Rail will be re-branded as the Elizabeth line as part of the Crossrail project. Eventually, the Elizabeth line service will be extended beyond Liverpool Street to Paddington and onwards to Reading and Heathrow Airport.
Harold Wood station was opened on 1 December 1868 by the Great Eastern Railway on its main line from Bishopsgate in London to the east of England. Two additional tracks were built in 1934 under London and North Eastern Railway ownership (the original tracks are normally used today by express services which do not call at Harold Wood).
The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service from the station is six trains per hour to Shenfield and six to London Liverpool Street. On Sundays this reduces to four in each direction.
|TfL Rail||London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Maryland - Forest Gate - Manor Park - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield||Class 315,
|6x per hour||4x per hour on Sundays|
In 2017 new Class 345 trains began entering operation as the Crossrail service partially opened. The platforms at Harold Wood will be extended from their current length of 169 metres (185 yd) to accommodate the Crossrail trains, which will be over 200 metres (220 yd) long once extended to nine carriages.
Three new lifts providing access to all platforms, improved lighting and signage, help points, new ticket machines and gates will also be installed, and the footbridge and stairwells will be refurbished.
London Buses routes 256, 294, 347 and 496 serve the station.
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- Train times and station information for Harold Wood railway station from National Rail
- Excel file displaying National Rail station usage information for 2005/06
|Preceding station||Following station|
towards Liverpool Street