Hoxton railway station
Western entrance on day of opening in April 2010
Location of Hoxton in Central London
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Fare zone||1 and 2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|2010–11||0.464 (year of opening) million|
|27 April 2010||Opened|
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Hoxton railway station is in the Hoxton district of the London Borough of Hackney. The station is located on the Kingsland Viaduct and is served by London Overground trains on the extended East London Line, under the control of the London Rail division of Transport for London. The station is situated at the back of the Geffrye Museum and is on Geffrye Street near to Dunloe Street and Cremer Street. It is in Travelcard Zones 1 and 2.
The station was officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010, initially with week-day services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. On 23 May 2010 services were extended from New Cross Gate to West Croydon or Crystal Palace.
Hoxton station was first identified as a new station in a London Underground proposal made in 1993 to extend the line from Whitechapel to Dalston Junction, involving the construction of new stations at Bishopsgate (Later opened as Shoreditch High Street), Hoxton and Haggerston, and received the support of a public inquiry in 1994. It was envisaged that the construction of the extension and the station itself would begin in 1996 and to be completed by 1998. The project was finally approved by the Government in 1996 but a lack of funding forced the project to be delayed in 1997.
The station is currently the only completely new station to be built along the route of the former Broad Street branch of the North London Line under the East London Line project, although it is located on the tracks leading to the former Shoreditch (Dunloe Street) Depot, which was closed in 1968.
Hoxton station is a standard two-platform station with platforms situated on the Kingsland Viaduct. The platforms can accommodate a train of up to four carriages. The Ticket office and entrance concourse is located under the viaduct and access to each platform is provided by a lift and stairs.
All times below are correct as of the December 2010 timetables.
East London Line
Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 5–10 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 5–9 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Current off peak frequency is:
- 8 Northbound to Highbury & Islington
- 8 Northbound to Dalston Junction
- 4 Southbound to West Croydon
- 4 Southbound to Crystal Palace
- 4 Southbound to Clapham Junction
- 4 Southbound to New Cross
London Buses Routes 26, 48, 55, 67, 149, 242, 243, 394 and Night Routes N26 and N55 serve the station.
Overground train at Hoxton station
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
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