Wanstead Park Station

Wanstead Park Station, despite its name, is located in Forest Gate, London. It lies on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, operated by London Overground. Opened in 1894, the station offers step-free access and serves as an interchange point for those seeking to connect to Leytonstone High Road or Woodgrange Park stations.

Table of Contents

  • Ticket Office:
    • Opening Hours: No
    • Location: Station entrance
  • London Fare Zone:
    • Zone 3
  • Ticket Machines:
    • Available: Yes
    • Collect tickets bought online: Yes
    • Accessible ticket machines: Yes
  • Induction Loop:
    • Available: Yes
  • Oyster Pay as You Go Information:
    • Purchase Oyster card here: No
    • Load Oyster Pay as you go here: Yes, at Ticket Machine
    • Use Oyster Pay as you go here: Yes
  • Smartcards:
    • Smartcards issued at this station: No
    • Smartcard tickets: No
    • Smartcard validators: No
  • Information available:
    • Staff at information point (when open)
    • Help points
    • Departure screens
    • Arrival screens
    • Announcements
  • Information point hours:
    • Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM – 12:25 AM
    • Sat: 5:50 AM – 12:32 AM
    • Sun: 8:40 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Staff help not available: Mon-Sun
  • Other services:
    • Customer help points (though staff may not be available)
    • CCTV for security
  • Not available:
    • Luggage storage
    • Lost property
    • Oyster card purchase (but you can top up existing cards)
    • Smartcard sales or validation

Not Available

  • Bicycle Storage:
    • 12 sheltered spaces with CCTV surveillance
    • Location: station entrance, opposite information point
    • Type: stands
  • No bicycle hire is available at this station
  • For information on cycling on trains, refer to resources outside this summary.
  • No payphones are available at Wanstead Park Station.
  • No public Wi-Fi is offered at the station.
  • Waiting Rooms: No
  • Seating Area: No
  • Facilities: Toilets
    • Accessibility: Highlighting a need for accessible toilets for people with disabilities.
    • Baby Changing: Indicating a need for baby changing facilities.

Station Accessibility Summary:

Pros:

  • Step-free access: This station has full or partial step-free access (unclear if to all platforms).
  • Accessible ticket machines: You can purchase tickets independently if you have mobility limitations.
  • Induction loop: This assists people with hearing aids.
  • Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available at the station.
  • Customer Help Points and Meeting Points: Staff can be contacted for assistance at designated locations.
  • Helpline: A helpline is available for further information or assistance.
  • Nearest accessible station: Barking station is accessible if this one doesn’t meet all your needs.

Cons:

  • No staff help is available: Staff assistance is unavailable on any day of the week.
  • Missing amenities: There are no accessible toilets, ramps for train access, waiting rooms, designated seating areas, or an impaired mobility pick-up/drop-off point.

Overall: This station offers some accessibility features but lacks crucial amenities and staff support. Consider the nearest accessible station (Barking) if these limitations are significant barriers for you.

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