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Hackney Central station is on the North London Line within Zone 2, in the London Borough of Hackney. The original station was built in 1850, subsequently replaced in 1870 and then closed entirely in 1944, before reopening as Hackney Central in 1980. The original 1800s station is still in situ and has since become a bar and live music venue. Today Hackney Central serves London Overground trains between Stratford, Richmond and Clapham Junction. Many commuters interchange here, switching to Liverpool Street services from nearby Hackney Downs station - a walkway links the two, so passengers don't have to exit in order to continue their journey. Just south of the station is Hackney's cultural quarter, dominated by the Grade II-listed Hackney Empire music hall and home to one of London's most vibrant bar and restaurant scenes. For those who prefer the great outdoors - or at least an urban version of it - there are two green spaces nearby: Hackney Downs to the north, and London Fields to the south.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:30 - 20:30
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
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Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

You can Contact Customer Services on 08456014867.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday07:00 - 19:00
Weekdays07:00 - 23:00
Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
Carpark nameAmhurst Road
Carpark operatorLondon Borough of Hackney
Car parking spaces25
Carpark charges
Daily£6 maximum
Per Hour£1.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access to ticket office and Platform 2 (eastbound) only. Access to Platform 1 (westbound) is via footbridge

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

contact taxi operator directly

Hackney Central's entrance is on a pathway off Amhurst Road. The ticket hall contains ticket machines and a staffed ticket desk, and double doors lead out to platform 2 (towards Stratford). To the right is a bridge across to platform 1 (towards Richmond and Clapham Junction), with lifts for step-free access. There's some seating available, with a shelter on platform 2 and a waiting room on platform 1. A bike rack can be round outside the ticket hall.

Departures and arrivals from Hackney Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hackney Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Richmond (London)London Overground05:531Late
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground06:061On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground06:142On time
to Richmond (London)London Overground06:141On time
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground06:191On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stratford (London)London Overground05:521Late
from Stratford (London)London Overground06:061On time
from Stratford (London)London Overground06:131On time
from Camden RoadLondon Overground06:142On time
from Stratford (London)London Overground06:191On time
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