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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

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 Stratford (London)London Overground16:47Scheduled
to Stratford (London)London Overground16:50Scheduled
to Stratford (London)London Overground16:55Scheduled
to Stratford (London)London Overground16:56Scheduled
to Stratford (London)London Overground17:00Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Richmond (London)London Overground16:46Scheduled
from Richmond (London)London Overground16:49Scheduled
from Richmond (London)London Overground16:55Scheduled
from Richmond (London)London Overground16:56Scheduled
from Richmond (London)London Overground17:00Scheduled
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