Rectory Road railway station

Rectory Road is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley lines in the West Hackney area of the London Borough of Hackney, east London.

Rectory Road London Overground
London Overground Class 317 at Rectory Road June 2019.jpg
A Class 317 calls on a working to Enfield Town in June 2019
Rectory Road is located in Greater London
Rectory Road
Rectory Road
Location of Rectory Road in Greater London
LocationWest Hackney
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeREC
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Decrease 0.842 million[1]
2015–16Increase 0.940 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.983 million[1]
2017–18Increase 0.988 million[1]
2018–19Decrease 0.929 million[1]
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WGS8451°33′32″N 0°04′05″W / 51.559°N 0.068°W / 51.559; -0.068Coordinates: 51°33′32″N 0°04′05″W / 51.559°N 0.068°W / 51.559; -0.068
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

It is 3 miles 64 chains (6.1 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is between Hackney Downs and Stoke Newington stations. Its three-letter station code is REC and it is in Travelcard zone 2.

Trains run south to Liverpool Street and north to either Cheshunt or Enfield Town.

The ticket office, street buildings, staircases and platform shelters were all built in the mid-1980s in works funded by the Greater London Council (along with other stations in the "Tube-less" borough of Hackney). These elaborate structures were very different from the low-maintenance changes further up the line at the same time, and feature the British Rail logo worked into the brickwork at street-level.

In 2015 the station and all services that call there were transferred from Abellio Greater Anglia operation to London Overground. The station was also added to the Tube map.[2][3]


Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern from Rectory Road is:


London Buses routes 67, 76, 149, 243 and 276 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. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  3. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014

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Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Enfield & Cheshunt Line