Chadwell Heath railway station

Chadwell Heath Crossrail

Station building and entrance
Chadwell Heath
Location of Chadwell Heath in Greater London
Location Chadwell Heath
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by TfL Rail
Station code CTH
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 2.145 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 2.229 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 2.346 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 2.687 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 3.007 million[2]
Key dates
1864 Opened
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WGS84 51°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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Chadwell Heath railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in Chadwell Heath, which straddles the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Redbridge in east London. It is 9 miles 79 chains (16.1 km) down-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]

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. From 2019, the station will be fully served by Crossrail, linking Chadwell Heath to additional stations in central London as well as Reading and London Heathrow Airport.[4] TfL Rail, the precursor of Crossrail, took over the running of the Shenfield "metro" in May 2015.


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.

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 following services typically call at Chadwell Heath:[5]

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 6x per hour

In 2017 new Class 345 trains will enter service as Crossrail partially opens. The route will be extended through central London to London Heathrow Airport and Reading in 2019.

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. 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.[6]


London Buses routes 62 and 368 serve the station.


Preceding station   Crossrail   Following station
TfL Rail
Shenfield Metro
towards Shenfield
  Future development  
Elizabeth line
towards Shenfield
  Abandoned works  
Great Eastern Railway
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