Hackney Wick railway station

Coordinates: 51°32′36″N 0°01′28″W / 51.543417°N 0.024389°W / 51.543417; -0.024389
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Hackney Wick London Overground
Hackney Wick is located in Greater London
Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick
Location of Hackney Wick in Greater London
LocationHackney Wick
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHKW
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 2.778 million[2]
2019–20Increase 2.837 million[2]
– interchange Steady 1,051[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.950 million[2]
– interchange Decrease 457[2]
2021–22Increase 2.341 million[2]
– interchange Increase 649[2]
2022–23Increase 3.082 million[2]
– interchange Increase 1,629[2]
Key dates
12 May 1980Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′36″N 0°01′28″W / 51.543417°N 0.024389°W / 51.543417; -0.024389
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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 as part of the Crosstown Linkline service 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.


The station opened on 12 May 1980 by British Rail as part of the Crosstown Linkline service.[3] The area had been served by Victoria Park railway station, a short distance to the west, on the Broad Street–Poplar branch of the North London Railway from 1856 to 1943.

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Hackney Wick is one of four stations located around the park, along with Stratford, Stratford International and Pudding Mill Lane.

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.[7][8] 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.[9][10]


Hackney Wick currently has the following London Overground (North London Line) services, which is operated by Class 378 Capitalstar trainsets in off-peak.


London Buses routes 276 and 488 serves the station with London Buses route 339 serving the station indirectly on White Post Lane.[12]


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 111. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  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. Archived from the original on 29 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  5. ^ "London Overground timetable from 22 May" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Hackney Wick". Get Ahead of the Games. Transport for London. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Two people 'electrocuted' on Hackney Wick railway line". BBC News. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  8. ^ Barnes, Tom (21 March 2019). "Two people electrocuted on train line in London". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  9. ^ Tew, Richard (8 February 2020). Hackney Wick double fatality (PDF) (Report). Network Rail. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  10. ^ Hassell, M.E. (25 May 2019). Regulation 28: Prevention of Future Deaths report (PDF) (Report). Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford route" (PDF). 15 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Hackney Wick Station".

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