Hackney Wick railway station
|Local authority||London Borough of Hackney|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|London transport portal|
Hackney Wick is a station on the North London Line in the area of Hackney Wick, East London. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It opened on 12 May 1980 by British Rail on the re-routed line which bypassed the site of the former Victoria Park station as part of the CrossTown Link line between North Woolwich and Camden Road stations. Between Spring 2017 and May 2018 the station was rebuilt and modernised, including replacement of the footbridge by a subway. The new subway, in addition to linking the two platforms will, later in 2018,[needs update] provide a cycle and pedestrian link between Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
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 1 June 2010. This was to enable the installation of a new signalling system and the extension of 30 platforms. Engineering work continued to June 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 Central, Highbury & Islington, Camden Road and Willesden Junction, 2 trains per hour to Clapham Junction, and 6 trains per hour eastbound to Stratford.
Until 9 December 2006, when the line from Stratford to North Woolwich was closed to be converted to a Docklands Light Railway line, the eastbound service ran to North Woolwich calling at Stratford, West Ham, Canning Town, Custom House and Silvertown & London City Airport.
Hackney Wick station was a key transport point for the 2012 Summer Olympics as it is situated 100 m (330 ft) from the western periphery of the Olympic Park. However, due to potential overcrowding, TfL announced that westbound trains would not stop at this station for the duration of the Games.
At 00:54 on 21 March 2019, two men were fatally electrocuted after climbing a wagon of a freight train stopped adjacent to Hackney Wick station. A coroner's report found that the men used a hole in a chain link fence to access the railway, and that fences in the area of the incident had not been inspected since 2016. The report also identified a number of failures in Network Rail's inspection regime.
Hackney Wick currently has the following London Overground (North London Line) services, which is operated by Class 378 Capitalstar trainsets in off-peak.
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