Homerton railway station

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Homerton London Overground
Homerton Overground 1.JPG
Homerton is located in Greater London
Homerton
Homerton
Location of Homerton in Greater London
Location Homerton
Local authority London Borough of Hackney
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code HMN
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.300 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.360 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 1.894 million[2]
2007–08 Decrease 1.844 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.908 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 1.303 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 1.860 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 3.021 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 3.976 million[2]
Key dates
1985 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′49″N 0°02′35″W / 51.547°N 0.0431°W / 51.547; -0.0431

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 station is in Homerton, and close to Homerton University Hospital and Hackney Marshes.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Main entrance to station

Services[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Richmond
North London Line
towards Stratford
Disused railways
Hackney Central   North London
Railway
  Victoria Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0-947699-17-1
  4. ^ "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]
  5. ^ London Overground timetable from 22 May 2011.

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