Hackney Downs railway station
Location of Hackney Downs in Greater London
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|Number of platforms||4|
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Hackney Downs railway station is in the London Borough of Hackney in east London. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Greater Anglia, on the West Anglia route, and it is in Travelcard Zone 2.
The station is a short walk from Hackney Central, on the North London Line. Until Hackney Central's closure in 1944, a passenger connection linked the two stations. However, when Hackney Central reopened in 1985, the footway did not reopen, and passengers transferring between the two stations are obliged to leave the station and transfer at street level. The station was originally opened as Downs Junction Station.
The ticket hall was rebuilt in the early 1980s along with changes to the roofs on the platforms. The island platforms wooden roof was replaced with steel sheeting on the existing frames whilst the side platforms were left unaltered other than the removal of their 'dog-tooth' fascia boards. The signal box, installed in 1960 when the line was electrified, closed in the early 2000s when signalling on the line was centralised. Ticket barriers were installed in 2011.
Banner Repeater is an artist run reading room and project space located in the station.
The typical off-peak service from the station is:
- 10tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street
- 4 stopping at all stations
- 4 fast to Bethnal Green
- 2 non stopping
- 4tph to Chingford
- 2tph to Cheshunt via Seven Sisters
- 2tph to Enfield Town via Seven Sisters
- 2tph to Hertford East fast to Tottenham Hale then all stations
London bus route 30, 56 and 276.
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