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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 20:00
Saturday 06:20 - 20:00
Sunday 08:20 - 15:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>Located on platform 1</p>
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes
0343 222 1234
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Alongside station entrance

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

There are steps to all platforms

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 StreetLondon Overground06:581On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground07:131On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia07:221On time
to London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground07:281On time
to Enfield TownLondon Overground07:394On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ChingfordLondon Overground06:581On time
from ChingfordLondon Overground07:131On time
from Bishops StortfordGreater Anglia07:221On time
from ChingfordLondon Overground07:281On time
from London Liverpool StreetLondon Overground07:374On time
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