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Trains to Hackney Central

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 20:30
    Saturday 06:30 - 20:30
    Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
  • Travel card zone : Zone 2
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Lost Property phone number : 0845 330 9882


  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    You can Contact Customer Services on 08456014867.

  • Customer help points :
  • Nearest station with more facilities :



  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Everyday07:00 - 19:00
    Weekdays07:00 - 23:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
    Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Carpark name : Amhurst Road
  • Carpark operator : London Borough of Hackney
  • Car parking spaces : 25
  • Car parking charges :
    Daily£6 maximum
    Per Hour£1.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    contact taxi operator directly

Trains to Hackney Central


Hackney Central Railway Station, Amhurst Road, Hackney, Greater London, E8 1LL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:30 - 20:30
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30

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