Hoxton railway station
Hoxton is a station on the East London Line in the London Borough of Hackney, Greater London. It is on the Kingsland Viaduct and served by London Overground. The station is also behind the Geffrye Museum and is on Geffrye Street near Dunloe Street and Cremer Street.
West facade and the southern end of Geffrye Street in July 2016
|Local authority||London Borough of Hackney|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Fare zone||1 and 2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|27 April 2010||Opened|
|London transport portal|
The station was officially opened on 27 April 2010, initially with week-day services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. On 23 May 2010 services were extended from New Cross Gate to West Croydon or Crystal Palace.
Hoxton station was first identified as a new station in a London Underground proposal made in 1993 to extend the line from Whitechapel to Dalston Junction, involving the construction of new stations at Bishopsgate (Later opened as Shoreditch High Street), Hoxton and Haggerston, and received the support of a public inquiry in 1994. It was envisaged that the construction of the extension and the station itself would begin in 1996 and to be completed by 1998. The project was finally approved by the Government in 1996 but a lack of funding forced the project to be delayed in 1997.
The station is currently the only completely new station to be built along the route of the former Broad Street branch of the North London Line under the East London Line project, although it is located on the tracks leading to the former Shoreditch (Dunloe Street) Depot, which was closed in 1968.
At ground level at the entrance to the station is the First World War memorial commemorating fallen staff of the former North London Railway, which built the section of viaduct that is now the modern East London Line through Hoxton. Originally placed at now-closed Broad Street Station, it was moved to first Richmond and then in 2011 returned to be nearer its former location. It is listed with Grade II.
Hoxton station is a standard two-platform station with platforms situated on the Kingsland Viaduct. The platforms can accommodate a train of up to four carriages. The Ticket office and entrance concourse is located under the viaduct and access to each platform is provided by a lift and stairs.
Services and connectionsEdit
All times below are correct as of the December 2010 timetables.
Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 5–10 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 5–9 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Current off peak frequency is:
- 8 Northbound to Highbury & Islington
- 4 Northbound to Dalston Junction
- 4 Southbound to West Croydon
- 4 Southbound to Crystal Palace
- 4 Southbound to New Cross
- 4 Northbound to Dalston Junction
- 4 Southbound to Clapham Junction
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