Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer. Read was a developer who proposed the station and given approval designed and built a two platform station between the houses of Queen's Road and Harold Road. The station fronted Queen's Square on the corner of Green Street and Queen's Road opened in September 1877. The building was demolished in 1903/04 when the line was quadrupled and the present station constructed. Upton Park tube station appears in the English slang term, "He/She is Upton Park - two stops short of Barking", indicating that the individual in question is slightly mad.
The station has two working platforms, one for each direction. Two other platforms used to serve the LTSR but are now disused. Upton Park serves as the local tube station for the Boleyn Ground, the home ground of West Ham United football club. It is also adjacent to Queens Road Market. There are two ticket office windows, two touch screen ticket machines, and three of the more traditional coin-only button machines. At present there are no lifts at the station for disabled access, nor are there plans to install any. The station has payphones and wi-fi, but no toilets.
Connections: District Line. London Buses routes 58, 104, 238, 330 and 376 serve the station.