Friday, 29 September 2017

Romford (RMF)

Romford is a station on the Great Eastern Main Line in what was historically Essex but is now part of Greater London.

Information
Type: National Rail
(Great Eastern Main Line)
Station code: RMF
Opened: 1839
Platforms: 5
The station was first opened in 1839 by the Eastern Counties Railway as the Eastern terminus of their line from Mile End. However the line was extended East to Brentwood the following year. Another station was opened in Romford by the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway in 1893. The two stations were combined in 1934. The LTS line is now London Overground's line from Romford to Upminster.

London services through Romford are the Shenfield Metro operated by TfL Rail (which will become the Elizabeth Line of Crossrail in due course) and Greater Anglia. The platforms of Romford station will be extended for the longer Crossrail trains with improvements to be made to the ticket hall and passenger information systems.
Greater Anglia 321 408 with a Colchester bound service

View across the platforms

Main entrance on the right under the bridge

Greater Anglia Class 360 heads through