Hackney Wick railway station

Hackney Wick is a station on the North London Line in the area of Hackney Wick, East London. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It opened on 12 May 1980[3] by British Rail on the re-routed line which bypassed the site of the former Victoria Park station as part of the CrossTown Link line between North Woolwich and Camden Road stations. Between Spring 2017 and May 2018 the station was rebuilt and modernised, including replacement of the footbridge by a subway. The new subway, in addition to linking the two platforms will, later in 2018, provide a cycle and pedestrian link between Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

Hackney Wick London Overground
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Hackney Wick is located in Greater London
Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick
Location of Hackney Wick in Greater London
LocationHackney Wick
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHKW
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Increase 1.674 million[2]
2015–16Increase 2.104 million[2]
2016–17Increase 2.140 million[2]
2017–18Increase 2.186 million[2]
2018–19Increase 2.778 million[2]
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WGS8451°32′36″N 0°01′28″W / 51.543417°N 0.024389°W / 51.543417; -0.024389Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°01′28″W / 51.543417°N 0.024389°W / 51.543417; -0.024389
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Entrance to Hackney Wick Station

As part of the programme to introduce four-car trains on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010; reopening 1 June 2010. This was to enable the installation of a new signalling system and the extension of 30 platforms. Engineering work continued to June 2011, during which reduced services operated and Sunday services were suspended.[4]

The typical service at the station is 4 trains per hour westbound to Richmond via Hackney Central, Highbury & Islington, Camden Road and Willesden Junction, 2 trains per hour to Clapham Junction, and 6 trains per hour eastbound to Stratford.[5]

Until 9 December 2006, when the line from Stratford to North Woolwich was closed to be converted to a Docklands Light Railway line, the eastbound service ran to North Woolwich calling at Stratford, West Ham, Canning Town, Custom House and Silvertown & London City Airport.

Hackney Wick station was a key transport point for the 2012 Summer Olympics as it is situated 100 m (330 ft) from the western periphery of the Olympic Park. However, due to potential overcrowding, TfL announced that westbound trains would not stop at this station for the duration of the Games.[6]

Hackney Wick is one of four stations located around the park, along with Stratford station, Stratford International and Pudding Mill Lane DLR station.


Hackney Wick currently has the following London Overground (North London Line) services, which is operated by Class 378 Capitalstar trainsets in off-peak.


London Buses route 276 serves the station with London Buses route 339 serving the station indirectly on White Post Lane.[7]


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 111. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  5. ^ London Overground timetable from 22 May
  6. ^ "Hackney Wick". Get Ahead of the Games. Transport for London. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  7. ^ https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/stop/490G01129A/hackney-wick-station

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