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Chadwell Heath railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in Chadwell Heath, which straddles the London Borough of Redbridge and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in east London. It is 9 miles 79 chains (16.1 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Goodmayes and Romford. Its three-letter station code is CTH and it is in Travelcard Zone 5.[3]

Chadwell Heath Crossrail
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Station building and entrance
Chadwell Heath is located in Greater London
Chadwell Heath
Chadwell Heath
Location of Chadwell Heath in Greater London
LocationChadwell Heath
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byTfL Rail
Station codeCTH
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 2.687 million[2]
2014–15Increase 3.007 million[2]
2015–16Increase 3.674 million[2]
2016–17Increase 3.884 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 3.755 million[2]
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WGS8451°34′04″N 0°07′45″E / 51.5678°N 0.1292°E / 51.5678; 0.1292Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°07′45″E / 51.5678°N 0.1292°E / 51.5678; 0.1292
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The station was opened in 1864 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is currently managed by TfL Rail. Train services call at Chadwell Heath as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service operated by TfL Rail. In the future the TfL Rail service 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.


Chadwell Heath station building in 1988

Chadwell Heath station was opened on 11 January 1864 and is built on the site of Wangey House, one of Dagenham's oldest buildings dating back to 1250. Wangey House was partly demolished when the Eastern Counties Railway built the line in the 1830s; the last surviving portion was demolished when the Great Eastern Railway widened the line in 1901.[citation needed]

Chadwell Heath was the focus for the housing estate temporary railway built for the construction of the Becontree estate in the period 1926-33.


The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is six trains per hour in each direction between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, reduced on Sundays to four per hour in each direction:[4]

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency
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, Class 345 6x per hour

In June 2017 new Class 345 trains began entering service in preparation for the opening of Crossrail. The four platforms at Chadwell Heath will be extended from their current length of 184 metres (201 yd) to accommodate the Crossrail trains which will be over 200 metres (220 yd) long once extended to nine carriages. New lifts, signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV will also be installed. Additionally, a new passing loop for freight traffic will be constructed to the west of the station, to replace the disused loop further up the line at Manor Park.[5]


London Buses routes 62 and 368 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Buses from Romford" (PDF). Transport for London.
  4. ^ TfL Rail Timetable[permanent dead link]
  5. ^

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