Trains to Romford

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Romford is a large town in the London Borough of Havering located in East London, approximately 14.1 miles (22.7 km) northeast of Charing Cross. It used to be historically a market town that thanks to its good road links favoured the opening of the railway station in 1839 which contributed significantly to the development of the town that saw a shift from agriculture to light industry, retail and commerce development. Being part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Romford significantly expanded and increased in population. Today it forms one of the largest commercial, retail, entertainment and leisure districts outside central London.

Romford railway station serves as an interchange station on the Great Eastern Main Line. It is 12 miles (19.9 km) away from London Liverpool Street. The station also serves half‐hour service between Romford and Upminster operated by the London Overground. Off peak Abellio Greater Anglia trains to and from Southend Victoria and Colchester Town stop at Romford. The station is currently managed by TfL Rail services that also run the stopping “metro” route connecting Liverpool Street and Shenfield. In December 2018 the TfL Rail service will be re‐branded as the Elizabeth line as part of the Crossrail project, and the line in May 2019 will be extended beyond Liverpool Street to Paddington offering passengers onward connections to Reading and Heathrow Airport. Passengers looking for cheap train tickets to east London are advised to purchase advance train tickets to Romford online.

Romford attractions include: Havering Museum showcasing local artefacts, while Valence House Museum is located in a medieval manor house with gardens and docklands exhibiting archaeology. Hiking and nature lovers are advised to visit Raphael Park that features a lake, landscaped grounds, sports fields, a bandstand and playground for the little ones. Hainault Forest offers walking trails and a park and play areas and a zoo with meerkats to entertain the little ones. While Bedford Park is a nature reserve featuring picnic facilities and a visitor centre with a café and a gift shop. The Chase Nature Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, rare birds and an array of flora and fauna. Book your train tickets to Romford and start organising your fun hiking trip suitable for the whole family.