Forest Gate railway station
is located in the London Borough of Newham
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, in east London. The station is located at
It is in Travelcard Zone 3
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on the Great Eastern Main Line
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, and was first opened in 1840, a year after the line was built, but closed in 1843, before re-opening after pressure from local residents on 31 May 1846.
The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by National Express East Anglia.
The typical off-peak service is six trains per hour to and six trains per hour to . Of the four platforms, those serving the fast lines are only in operation during engineering works affecting the slow lines.
The station is a short distance (330m according to TfL's journey planner) from station on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line
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, and is a suggested interchange in the National Rail Timetable.
The following services currently call at Forest Gate:
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| 6x per hour
London bus route 58, 308, 330 pass the railway station route 25, 86, 325 and night route N86 pass Romford Road.