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Transport

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Underground

Since 1947 Leyton has been accessible by Underground. The station is located on the High Road, and the M11 link road has now been built alongside the line. Leyton is on the Central line, zone 3, about 25 minutes journey from Oxford Street and central London.

The station has one flight of stairs to each platform, and two steps from the booking hall to the pavement.

Waiting area on the Westbound platform
Platform
The waiting room and toilet facilities are sometimes locked although the Supervisor holds a key. Although outdoors much of the platforms are under cover.

To plan a journey, visit
thetube.com.
For more images of the station click here.


Trains

Leyton Midland Road station is served by the Gospel Oak to Barking Line (GOBLIN) which runs approximately every half hour. The station is on the High Road about a 20 minute walk from the underground station. There is a long flight of stairs to each platform, and the station is entirely outdoors.

Timetables for GOBLIN can be found on
Silverlink's website.


Buses

Bus stop at Leyton Station
Bus Stop
Many bus routes pass through Leyton, most of them accessible to wheelchair users, and operating frequent services. The buses serving Leyton tube are the W14, W15, 58, 69, 97 and 158

Short summary - buses run from Leyton to...
Walthamstow: W15, 58, 69, 97
Stratford: 69, 158
Hackney: W15
Leytonstone: W14, W15
Whipps Cross Hospital: W15
London City Airport: 69

For more information and route maps see the Transport for London site.


Cycling

The council has been keen to provision cyclepaths and as there are also many quieter residential roads parallel to the main roads, cycling should be a good alternative form of transport. There are signposts along designated routes. More information is available from
Waltham Forest's site, as well as Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.

Unfortunately there is no cycle rack at Leyton station, although there is a secure rack at Leytonstone, only a few minutes away by bike.

It is worth noting that the council also has a "Pavements are for People" campaign, advertising the possible fines, so please stick to cyclepaths and roads!


Minicabs

Minicabs provide a relatively cheap method of transport and have the benefit of carrying all your shopping! They can be very busy however with waits of 30 minutes at peak times, so plan ahead.

Firms available include Orient Cars (020 8556 1010), with their office on the High Road near the Orient FC, Eagle Cars (020 8558 1164) operating from a yellow portacabin next to the tube station and Bailey Gardiner (020 8520 1000) based in the Bakers Arms.


Driving

Leyton is easily accessible by road, although the traffic and limited parking will probably encourage you to use public transport where possible. There is only one carpark near the station, with 14 spaces. Although side roads are not covered by any kind of permit scheme, residents park on the road and so you are unlikely to find a space where you need it unless you drive to a supermarket and use their carpark.

Details of forthcoming roadworks are available on the
Waltham Forest website, although this covers the whole borough. Roadworks in Leyton will also be reported in the news section of this site.


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