Goodmayes station to close for eight days for footbridge works: Goodmayes footbridge

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

Goodmayes station to close for eight days for footbridge works

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Goodmayes station will close from Sunday 5 August to Sunday 12 August (inclusive) while the footbridge undergoes essential strengthening work.

Network Rail will carry out strengthening work to the bridge to prevent future deterioration and strengthen it for the 3.7 million passengers who use the station every year.

The station will be closed for a period of eight days while the work is carried out. This is owing to the confined space at the station and the type of machinery and tools involved and ultimately to keep passengers out of harm’s way during the work.

TfL Rail passengers who use Goodmayes can instead use nearby Chadwell Heath or Seven Kings stations and tickets will be accepted on local buses.

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “This work is an essential part of our Railway Upgrade Plan to maintain and improve access at the station for the thousands of passengers who use it every day. The station will be closed while the work takes place and passengers are advised to check with the train operator for alternative travel options. I'd like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work.”

Howard Smith, operations director for TfL Rail, said: “I’d like to ask customers for their patience while this critical Network Rail work takes place. During the station closure, customers are advised to check for updates before travelling and use local bus services, where necessary, to complete their journeys." 

Alternative travel information is available at

Notes to Editors

 During the closure customers will not be able to board or alight at Goodmayes station.

The ticket office and ticket vending machine will still be available during the closure and staff will be available to help.

Travel advice

Customers will be able to use the number 86 bus route that runs adjacent to the railway. There is also the option to walk to Seven Kings station (1.2km / approximately 15 min walk).

Customers are advised to check before they travel at and allow extra time for their journey.

  • The 86 bus will accept printed single/return/season tickets
  • Printed single/return/season tickets from Goodmayes will be accepted at Seven Kings and Chadwell Heath stations

Travelling from Goodmayes:

  • For all stations towards Shenfield, customers should use local bus service 86 from stop C
  • For all stations towards London Liverpool Street, customers should use local bus service 86 from stop D.   Alternatively, Seven Kings station is a 15 minute walk

Travelling to Goodmayes

  • Customers travelling from stations between London Liverpool Street and Goodmayes should alight at Seven Kings and use bus route 86 from stop M.
  • Customers travelling to Goodmayes from stations between Shenfield and Goodmayes should alight at Chadwell Heath and use bus route 86 from stop D

Contact information

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Network Rail press office - Katie Mack
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