Maryland railway station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Maryland railway station is located in Maryland, a locality of Stratford, in the London Borough of Newham in east London, England. It was originally known as Maryland Point, and is just east of Stratford station in Travelcard Zone 3, on the Great Eastern Main Line. The station was first opened on 6 January 1873, and was fully rebuilt in 1891 when the line was quadrupled. It adopted its current name on 28 October 1940.<ref name="Renaming">"News in Brief", The Times, 23 October 1940, p. 2.</ref> Of the four platforms, only those serving the 'slow' lines are in regular operation, the 'fast' line platforms being used only when necessary during temporary train path diversions.

The station is one of the primary rail access points for the residential areas in the north of Stratford and the south of Leytonstone in east London. The area surrounding the station has seen much redevelopment in recent years, with ongoing improvements underway related to the nearby Olympic Park. Notably, the "Twisted Clock" timepiece/sculpture formerly installed outside Stratford Station has been relocated to Maryland.

Train services

The typical off-peak service is of six trains per hour to Template:Stnlnk, and six to Template:Stnlnk. The services are operated by Greater Anglia.

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Olympics

Maryland station was closed between 27 July and 12 August 2012, during the 2012 London Olympics, as it would have been unable to cope with the large numbers of Olympics fans who would have used it to get to the venues in Stratford.

Transport links

London Bus route 69, 257, 308 and night route N8.

Future

Maryland station was added to the planned Crossrail route in August 2006, after campaigning by Newham Council, the London Transport Users Committee and others. The platforms are too short for Crossrail's ten-car trains, and extending them is prevented by geographical constraints. Crossrail has therefore committed to providing a full service, making use of Selective Door Operation, such that doors on some end carriages will not open. An agreement was also reached about improving access to the station. Crossrail trains are due to replace the present Shenfield Metro service in 2018, which will result in a greatly increased range of direct destinations served by trains from Maryland.

In May 2012, train operator Greater Anglia announced the start of a half-million pound investment programme for Maryland Station, including redecoration, re-roofing of platform canopies, and repairs to guttering. Further upgrading of the station is expected in preparation for the arrival of Crossrail services in 2018.

Services

The station is served by Greater Anglia metro services between Template:LUL stations and Template:Stnlnk. Trains depart in each direction every 10 minutes.

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Gallery

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