West Ham station

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Place West Ham
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by London Underground
Platforms in use 8
National Rail
Station code WEH
Transport for London
Zone 3
Annual entry/exit 2.955 million †
Opened by LT&SR
District Line started
c2c and Jublilee Line started

Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
† Data from Transport for London [1]
The District line platforms at West Ham.

West Ham station is a London Underground and National Rail station on the District Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Jubilee Line and served by c2c and Silverlink train services. It is in Travelcard Zone 3, and is managed by London Underground. All platforms except the Silverlink platforms have step-free access to the street and each other.

West Ham station is not the closest station to West Ham United Football Club's Boleyn Ground. Upton Park tube station, also on Green Street, is much closer.


[edit] Layout

The station consists of four sets of island platforms. Two are above street level running east-west, serving the District and Hammersmith & City, and c2c lines respectively; two more are at street level, running north-south and serving the Jubilee Line and Silverlink.

[edit] History

The station opened as West Ham in 1901 and District Line service began in 1902, with the Hammersmith & City Line (then the Metropolitan Line) following in 1936. In 1924 the station was renamed West Ham (Manor Road), reverting to its original name in 1969. On 15 March, 1976 nine people were injured here by an explosion caused on a train by a member of the Provisional IRA. Julius Stephen, the driver of the train, was shot dead at the scene when he attempted to pursue the fleeing bomber.

The North London Line (now Silverlink) platforms opened in 1979 as part of a local regeneration programme. The station was greatly enlarged and entirely modernised as part of the Jubilee Line Extension project in 1999, with the introduction of Jubilee Line and c2c services at the station.

[edit] Services

The typical off-peak service frequency is (tph - trains per hour):

  • District Line
    • 6 tph to Wimbledon via Tower Hill
    • 6 tph to Richmond via Tower Hill
    • 12 tph to Upminster
  • Hammersmith & City Line
    • 4 tph to Hammersmith via Kings Cross
    • 4 tph to Barking
  • Jubilee Line
    • 16 tph (trains per hour) to Stratford
    • 8 tph to Stanmore
    • 4 tph to Wembley Park
    • 4 tph to Willesden Green
  • c2c
    • 8 tph to Fenchurch Street
      • of which 2 do not stop at Limehouse
    • 4 tph to Shoeburyness
      • of which 2 do not stop at West Horndon or Pitsea
    • 2 tph to Grays via Rainham
    • 2 tph to Southend Central via Ockendon
  • Silverlink
    • 2 tph to Richmond via Camden Road
    • 2 tph to North Woolwich

[edit] Future work

A planned extension of the Docklands Light Railway from Canning Town to Stratford International station via West Ham would see the DLR replacing the Silverlink service over part of the route. The station will also see refurbishment works in the near future to allow it to cope with an increase in passenger numbers for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The station is to extended to give direct pedestrian access to The Greenway foot and cycle path nearby, which connects directly to the London Olympic Park in Stratford.

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