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Hackney Downs is a northeast London station on the London Overground line, and is in Travelcard Zone 2. It dates back to 1872, although nothing remains of the original structure - the ticket hall was rebuilt in the 1980s, and the platforms' wooden roof was replaced with a metal one. Ticket barriers were installed in 2011, and since 2015 the station has been linked to the Hackney Central interchange via a covered walkway. The 'Downs' in the station name refers to a 40-acre green space just to the north. Opened to the public in 1884, today it's a very modern park with four tennis courts, a football pitch, a bowling green, two basketball courts and a pavilion. It was awarded Green Flag status in 2008. The surrounding area is a vibrant part of London packed with small independent cafes, restaurants and bars. Highlights include the Hackney Picturehouse, a popular cinema showing both blockbusters and arthouse films.

Station details & facilities

Hackney Downs' entrance is on Dalston Lane, and leads into a concourse with a ticket counter and a ticket machine. Platforms are on a higher level than the ticket hall, and are accessed via steps from a central subway. Platform 4 (Enfield Town, Hertford East and Cheshunt) is nearest the ticket hall, followed by platforms 2 (Chingford) and 3 (London Liverpool Street). At the far end is platform 4 (also London Liverpool Street). There is no step-free access to platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Hackney Downs

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hackney Downs station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:091On time
to Enfield TownLondon Overground06:094On time
to ChingfordLondon Overground06:102On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:131On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:153On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hertford EastGreater Anglia06:091On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:094On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground06:102On time
from ChingfordLondon Overground06:131On time
from Enfield TownLondon Overground06:153On time
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