London Fields railway station
Location of London Fields in Greater London
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London Fields railway station is in the London Borough of Hackney in North-East London. It is 4 km (2½ miles) north east of London Liverpool Street on the West Anglia route. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Greater Anglia and it is in Travelcard Zone 2.
The station dates from 1872, with electrification instituted in 1960. Liverpool Street - Chingford trains used to serve the station as well as the current Lea Valley Line but now pass by on the eastern pair of tracks stopping at Hackney Downs instead. The station was reduced to weekday peak period-only service for much of the 1980s & 1990s and had its services suspended altogether for more than two years after a 1985 fire that seriously damaged the main station buildings, putting its future in serious doubt. Repairs were eventually carried out and the station reopened in 1988, though still on a restricted basis (like neighbouring Cambridge Heath) - it eventually regained a regular daytime service at the May 1998 timetable change. Evening & Saturday trains followed in 2001, with the current 15-minute interval service and Sunday trains commencing in December 2005.
The typical off-peak service from the station is 4 tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street southbound. Northbound 2tph to Enfield Town, and 2tph to Cheshunt via Seven Sisters. On Sundays there are 2tph to Liverpool St & Enfield Town.
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|Cambridge Heath||Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
towards Liverpool Street
|Lea Valley Lines||Hackney Downs
towards Enfield Town,
Cheshunt or Chingford
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