Bethnal Green railway station

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Bethnal Green London Overground
Bethnal Green railway stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
LocationBethnal Green
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeBET
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05Increase 0.448 million[1]
2005–06Decrease 0.446 million[1]
2006–07Increase 0.489 million[1]
2007–08Increase 0.564 million[1]
2008–09Decrease 0.545 million[1]
2009–10Decrease 0.516 million[1]
2010–11Increase 0.617 million[1]
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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 London Overground, 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 | change source]

The typical off-peak service is:

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

History[change | change 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 | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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