Leytonstone High Road (LER) Station
Address: High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 4RE | Get Directions
Fare Zone: 3 Station Code: LER
Overground Lines Served: Gospel Oak – Barking (GOBLIN)
Off Peak Service Frequency: 4 trains per hour in each direction:
- 00 15 30 45 past to Barking
- 13 28 43 58 past to Gospel Oak.
Ticket Office: No Step Free: No Ticket Gates: Yes
Leytonstone High Road Station was opened simply as Leytonstone by the Tottenham & Forest Gate Railway on 9 July 1894. The station gained it’s current name on 1 May 1949
Leytonstone High Road was built with a rather unusual feature. The station goods yard was built at ground level below the eastbound platform and, due to the railway line being on a viaduct, the wagons of goods trains had to be lowered to ground level by means of a hydraulic hoist.
The original platform buildings were destroyed in a fire during the 1950s and these buildings were replaced by modern , flat canopies that themselves fell victim to fire in the 1980s.