Clapton railway station

Clapton is a railway station on the Chingford branch of the Lea Valley lines, located in Upper Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney, north London. It is 3 miles 78 chains (6.4 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Hackney Downs and St. James Street. The station has been operated by London Overground since 2015.

Clapton London Overground
London Overground Class 315 at Clapton June 2019.jpg
A London Overground Class 315 at Clapton in June 2019
Clapton is located in Greater London
Location of Clapton in Greater London
LocationUpper Clapton
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeCPT
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2 and 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Decrease 1.599 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.806 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.787 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.872 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 1.731 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Key dates
1 July 1872opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′42″N 0°03′26″W / 51.5617°N 0.0571°W / 51.5617; -0.0571Coordinates: 51°33′42″N 0°03′26″W / 51.5617°N 0.0571°W / 51.5617; -0.0571
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal
Station entrance in 1984

The station is in Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3.[2]


The typical off-peak weekday service consists of:

  • 4 trains per hour (tph) to London Liverpool Street;
  • 4 tph to Chingford.

Before London Overground started operating the Chingford line, there was one train running between Liverpool Street and Hertford East that called here which provided the station with a link to Tottenham Hale and other stations such as Cheshunt, Broxbourne, and Ware.


London Buses routes 106, 253, 254 and 393 and night routes N253 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "Clapton Station Details". Retrieved 24 July 2011.

External linksEdit

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Chingford Line
towards Chingford