London Fields railway station

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London Fields National Rail
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London Fields is located in Greater London
London Fields
London Fields
Location of London Fields in Greater London
Location London Fields
Local authority Hackney
Managed by Greater Anglia
Station code LOF
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 Increase 47,223[1]
2005–06 Increase 55,632[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.112 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.213 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.184 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.222 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.371 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.459 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.496 million[1]
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′27″N 0°03′28″W / 51.5407°N 0.0577°W / 51.5407; -0.0577

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

On 31 May 2015 the station, along with the Lea Valley Lines services, will transfer from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Overground Rail Operations.[3][4]

Service[edit]

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.[5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Body, p.109
  3. ^ TFL appoints London Overground operator to run additional services Transport for London 28 May 2014
  4. ^ TfL count on LOROL for support Rail Professional 28 May 2014
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 21

Bibliography[edit]

  • Body, G. (1986), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Eastern Region, Volume 1, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 0-85059-712-9

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cambridge Heath   Greater Anglia
Lea Valley Lines
West Anglia Main Line
  Hackney Downs
  Future Development  
Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
Cambridge Heath
towards Liverpool Street
  Lea Valley Lines   Hackney Downs
towards Enfield Town,
Cheshunt or Chingford