Hoxton railway station

Coordinates: 51°31′54″N 0°04′31″W / 51.5318°N 0.0754°W / 51.5318; -0.0754
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Hoxton London Overground
West facade and the southern end of Geffrye Street in July 2016
Hoxton is located in Central London
Location of Hoxton in Central London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerTransport for London
Station codeHOX
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1 and 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Increase 3.197 million[1]
2018–19Increase 3.304 million[1]
2019–20Decrease 3.296 million[1]
2020–21Decrease 0.877 million[1]
2021–22Increase 2.192 million[1]
Key dates
27 April 2010Opened[2]
Other information
External links
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Hoxton is a station on the East London line in the London Borough of Hackney, Greater London. It is on the Kingsland Viaduct and served by London Overground. The station entrance is on Geffrye Street near Dunloe Street and Cremer Street, behind the Museum of the Home.[3]

The station was officially opened 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.[4]


The rededication of the North London Railway War Memorial in 2011, attended by TfL's Peter Hendy and the Revd James Westcott of St Chad's Church.

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,[5][6] 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[7] but a lack of funding forced the project to be delayed in 1997.[8]

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.[9]

At ground level at the entrance to the station is the First World War memorial commemorating fallen staff of the former North London Railway, which built the section of viaduct that is now the modern East London Line through Hoxton.[10] Originally placed at now-closed Broad Street Station, it was moved to first Richmond and then in 2011 returned to be nearer its former location.[11] It is listed with Grade II.[12][13]


Hoxton station is a standard two-platform station with platforms situated on the Kingsland Viaduct. The platforms were originally built to accommodate a train of up to four cars but in 2015 the platforms were extended to accommodate five car electric trains of classes Class 378/1 (third rail shoes only) and 378/2 (third rail shoes and pantograph). The Ticket office and entrance concourse is located under the viaduct and access to each platform is provided by a lift and stairs.[14]

Services and connections[edit]

A London Overground train bound for Dalston Junction arrives at the northbound platform.

All times below are correct as of the December 2010 timetables.

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.[15] Current off peak frequency in trains per hour is:

London Buses routes 26, 55, 149, 242, 243, 394 and night routes N26, N55 and N242 serve the station.[16][17]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public. Retrieved 27 April 2010
  3. ^ "Station Information for Hoxton". National Rail. 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  4. ^ "London Overground - Dalston Junction to West Croydon". Projects and Schemes. Transport for London. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Moves to extend East London Line." Building, 14 May 1993
  6. ^ "East London Line - London Underground to seek consent." Estates Gazette, 4 December 1993
  7. ^ "Final approval given for powers to construct East London Line northern extension." Department of Transport, 16 January 1997
  8. ^ "Where Tube axe falls." The Times, 21 February 1997
  9. ^ Brown, Joe (2009). London Railway Atlas (2nd ed.). Ian Allan Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7110-3397-9.
  10. ^ "North London Railway War Memorial". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  11. ^ "The Return of the Broad Street War Memorial". London Reconnections. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  12. ^ Historic England. "North London Railwaymen War Memorial (1445194)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  13. ^ Bloomfield, Peter. "NLR War Memorial". Railwaymen NLR. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Hoxton Plan". National Rail Enquiries. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  15. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Hoxton Station". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Hoxton Station / Geffrye Museum". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Preceding station London Overground Following station
Haggerston East London line Shoreditch High Street