Homerton railway station
Location of Homerton in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Hackney|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Homerton railway station is in the London Borough of Hackney in east London. It is on the North London Line, and the station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.
The original station was opened on 1 October 1868. Services ceased on 15 May 1944 with a substitute bus service provided until official closure on 23 April 1945. Other than a partial section of wall to the north of the bridge over Barnabas Road, the original 1868 station has been demolished. Although of reduced size, the original station building would have been similar to buildings remaining at Hackney Central and Camden Road. The present basic station was opened on 13 May 1985.
Homerton is a station on the proposed Chelsea-Hackney line project (a proposed London Underground line). It would be located between Hackney Central and Leytonstone. The platforms will be underground under the existing London Overground track with a connection to the London Overground platforms.
As part of the programme to introduce four-car trains on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010; reopening on 1 June 2010. This was to enable the installation of a new signalling system and the extension of 30 platforms along the route. Engineering work continued until May 2011, during which reduced services operated and Sunday services were suspended.
The typical service at the station is 4 trains per hour Westbound to Richmond via Hackney, Highbury, Camden Road and Willesden, 2 trains per hour Westbound to Clapham Junction and 4 trains per hour Eastbound to Stratford. These extra services which were introduced following maintenance work on the North London Line have replaced the additional shuttle train running between Camden Road and Stratford in the morning and evening peaks.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
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|Hackney Central||North London
- "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0-947699-17-1
- "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2010.[dead link]
- London Overground timetable from 22 May 2011.
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- Train times and station information for Homerton railway station from National Rail
- Excel file displaying National Rail station usage information for 2005/06