Bethnal Green railway station

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Bethnal Green
National Rail
Bethnal Green railway stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
Bethnal Green is located in Greater London
Bethnal Green

Location of Bethnal Green in Greater London
Location Bethnal Green
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code BET
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 0.448 million[1]
2005–06 Decrease 0.446 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.489 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.564 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.545 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.516 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.617 million[1]

1872 Opened

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Coordinates: 51°31′23″N 0°03′32″W / 51.523°N 0.059°W / 51.523; -0.059

Bethnal Green railway station is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in east London. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by National Express East Anglia, on the West Anglia route, and it is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station was formerly called Bethnal Green Junction and was also served by trains on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Services[change | edit source]

The typical off-peak service from the station is:

  • 8tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street
  • 4tph to Chingford railway station|Chingford fast to Hackney Downs then all stations
  • 2tph to Cheshunt fast to Hackney Downs then all stations via Seven Sisters
  • 2tph to Enfield Town all stations via Seven Sisters

Oyster card (pay as you go) on National Rail|Oyster card (pay as you go) is accepted at the station from 2 January 2008.

History[change | edit source]

In 1872 the Great Eastern Railway opened a new branch to Hackney Downs to serve this branch a new junction was built to the west of Cambridge Heath Road.

It also replaced a station called Mile End which was located on the eastern side of Cambridge Heath Road with a station immediately to the west of the new junction called Bethnal Green Junction. It served both of the Great Eastern Railway routes and had four platforms. In 1946 this station stopped serving the Great Eastern main line to Shenfield and two platforms were closed, though the remains of the Shenfield down platform are still visible. The Shenfield up (London-bound) platform was demolished and the tracks rearranged, coinciding with the swapping of services from the former fast tracks onto the former slow (resulting in the arrangement we see today). It is not known for certain when the station's name was changed, possibly when it ceased serving the Shenfield line.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
London Liverpool Street   National Express East Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
  Cambridge Heath
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bishopsgate   Great Eastern
Railway
  Globe Road