Mind-boggling facts about Romford station

Rail is the preferred mode of transportation for people who are commuting on a daily basis in and around London. Romford, one of the finest communities in East London, and its residents is not an exception from that trend. Railway transportation in town is facilitated by the Romford railway station.

Overview of Romford railway station

Platform 5 of Romford Railway StationLocated in the London Borough of Havering, the station is part of the Great Eastern Main Line. It is between Chadwell Heath and Gidea Park and is 12 miles away from London Liverpool Street. Here are some basic stats and facts about it:

  • Has 5 platforms
  • Part of Fare Zone 6
  • Serviced 9.041 million passengers in the 2015-16 period, and 0.605 million more on interchange.
  • In off-peak Monday to Saturday period 8 trains leave Romford station for London Liverpool Street, 6 to Shenfield, 2 to Upminster, 1 to Southend Victoria and 1 to Colchester Town.
  • Numerous bus routes (day and night) connect the station to key locations around the borough of Havering.
  • C2 DfT category

Pictured: Platform 5 of Romford Railway Station

And some unique facts from the history of the place

Did you know that the Romford railway station is actually one of the oldest train stations not only in what is modern Greater London, but in the whole world? It was originally opened in 1839, just a few years after passenger trains were introduced.  Another interesting piece of trivia is that the first station was actually built as a temporary terminus of the he Eastern Counties Railway from Mile End. Later in history (more precisely on 7 June 1893) London, Tilbury and Southend Railway opened yet another station in the town of Romford. It was conceived as a branch line to Upminster. The modern day station, which is much bigger than the previous two, is actually a combination of the two previous developments, which happened in 1934.