St. James Street railway station

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St. James Street is a railway station on the Chingford branch of the Lea Valley lines, located in Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, east London. It is 5 miles 55 chains (9.2 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Clapton and Walthamstow Central. It has been operated by London Overground since 2015.

St. James Street London Overground
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St. James Street is located in Greater London
St. James Street
St. James Street
Location of St. James Street in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Managed byLondon Overground
Station codeSJS
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 1.016 million[1]
2016–17Increase 1.159 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 1.132 million[1]
2018–19Increase 1.184 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 1.162 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Key dates
26 April 1870opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′52″N 0°01′56″W / 51.581°N 0.0323°W / 51.581; -0.0323Coordinates: 51°34′52″N 0°01′56″W / 51.581°N 0.0323°W / 51.581; -0.0323
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.


Located in Walthamstow, St. James Street station opens onto the street of the same name. This section of the A1006 route is the local high street. Shoppers have an easy route from the southernmost end of the market to the railway station, which provides a fast and regular route to the top of the market at Walthamstow Central or into central London at Liverpool Street.

After the transfer of the "West Anglian" portion of the former West Anglia Great Northern franchise to National Express East Anglia, the station was redeveloped. A dual staircase was constructed, allowing passengers to access the platform without passing through the main body of the station itself, and permitting the ticket office to be locked overnight. These have been closed off since the transfer to London Overground in 2015 to enforce a new ticket barrier inside the station which is manned during all opening hours.


Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern is:

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


London Buses routes 158, 212, 230, 275, W11 and 675 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.

External linksEdit

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Chingford Line
towards Chingford
  Disused Railways  
Lea Bridge   Great Eastern Railway
Hall Farm Curve
  Walthamstow Central