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Goodmayes railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line serving the district of Goodmayes in the London Borough of Redbridge, east London. It is 9 miles 23 chains (14.9 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Seven Kings and Chadwell Heath. Its three-letter station code is GMY and it is in Travelcard Zone 4.

Goodmayes Crossrail
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Goodmayes railway station in 1995
Goodmayes is located in Greater London
Goodmayes
Goodmayes
Location of Goodmayes in Greater London
LocationGoodmayes
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byTfL Rail
Station codeGMY
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms4
Fare zone4
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 2.625 million[1]
2014–15Increase 2.833 million[1]
2015–16Increase 3.781 million[1]
2016–17Increase 3.845 million[1]
2017–18Increase 3.545 million[1]
Key dates
1901Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°33′56″N 0°06′39″E / 51.5655°N 0.1109°E / 51.5655; 0.1109Coordinates: 51°33′56″N 0°06′39″E / 51.5655°N 0.1109°E / 51.5655; 0.1109
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The station building

The station was opened in 1901 by the Great Eastern Railway. It is currently managed by TfL Rail. Train services call at Goodmayes as part of the Shenfield-Liverpool Street stopping "metro" service. 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.

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HistoryEdit

Goodmayes station was opened on 8 February 1901[2] by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on the Great Eastern Main Line out of London Liverpool Street. The station once had an extensive shunting yard for goods traffic, but this fell into disuse following the Beeching cuts to the railway system in 1963, and was eventually dismantled. The site of the yard stood on the area between the present track and the High Road and has been replaced by a supermarket, other shops and housing. There was also a large yard area between the existing track area and Kinfauns Road. This yard area went as far as Chadwell Heath.

ServicesEdit

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Goodmayes is as follows:[3]

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

Future developmentEdit

In 2017 new Class 345 trains began entering operation as the new Crossrail service partially opened. The four platforms at Goodmayes will be extended from their current length of 184 metres (201 yd) to accommodate the new trains, which will be over 200 metres (220 yd) long once extended to nine carriages. The station will also receive three new lifts providing access to all platforms, improved lighting and signage, help points, and new ticket machines and gates within a refurbished ticket hall.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses route 364 and East London Transit route EL3 serve the station.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page58
  3. ^ TfL Rail Timetable[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/stop/490G01117E/goodmayes-station

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