Wanstead Park railway station

Wanstead Park is a railway station in Forest Gate, London. It is on the Gospel Oak to Barking line in Zone 3, 11 miles 11 chains (17.9 km) down the line from Gospel Oak and situated between Leytonstone High Road and Woodgrange Park. It is operated by London Overground.

Wanstead Park London Overground
Wanstead Park stn entrance.JPG
The station entrance in 2008
Wanstead Park is located in Greater London
Wanstead Park
Wanstead Park
Location of Wanstead Park in Greater London
LocationForest Gate
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeWNP
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSIForest Gate Elizabeth line[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Decrease 0.213 million[2]
2017–18Increase 0.563 million[2]
– interchange Increase 9,494[2]
2018–19Increase 0.887 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 9,221[2]
2019–20Decrease 0.770 million[2]
– interchange Increase 12,234[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.517 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 8,004[2]
Key dates
9 July 1894Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′06″N 0°01′35″E / 51.5518°N 0.0264°E / 51.5518; 0.0264Coordinates: 51°33′06″N 0°01′35″E / 51.5518°N 0.0264°E / 51.5518; 0.0264
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Despite its name, Wanstead Park Station is not situated in Wanstead but in Forest Gate – and it is not near Wanstead Park but Wanstead Flats. The station was opened 9 July 1894.

The station is 360 yards (330 m) from Forest Gate station, according to TfL's journey planner, and this interchange is suggested in the National Rail Timetable.[3]


Predominantly during weekdays there is a quarter-hourly service of trains to the station (4tph each way). The line and rail tracks are also used for freight trains passing through. The line was electrified in 2016-7 – whilst the working was underway (from 6 June 2016 until February 2017), trains were replaced by buses between Barking & South Tottenham (until 23 September 2016) and then through to Gospel Oak thereafter.[4]


London Buses routes 58, 308 and 330 serve the station.[5]



  1. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ National Rail Timetable Page 46
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 62
  5. ^ "Buses from Forest Gate" (PDF). TfL. 21 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

External linksEdit

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
towards Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
  Disused Railways  
Leytonstone High Road   Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway   Woodgrange Park