St. James Street railway station

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St. James Street London Overground
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St. James Street is located in Greater London
St. James Street
St. James Street
Location of St. James Street in Greater London
Location Walthamstow
Local authority London Borough of Waltham Forest
Managed by London Overground
Station code SJS
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 0.748 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.801 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.869 million[1]
2014–15 Increase 0.970 million[1]
2015–16 Increase 1.016 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Key dates
26 April 1870 opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°34′52″N 0°01′56″W / 51.581°N 0.0323°W / 51.581; -0.0323Coordinates: 51°34′52″N 0°01′56″W / 51.581°N 0.0323°W / 51.581; -0.0323
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

St. James Street railway station is in Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, east London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3, on the Chingford Branch Line of the Lea Valley Lines. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Overground.


Located in Walthamstow, St James Street station opens onto the street of the same name. This section of the A1006 is the local high street. Shoppers have an easy route from the southernmost end of the market to the railway station, which provides a fast and regular route to the top of the market (Walthamstow Central) or into Liverpool Street.

After the transfer of the "West Anglian" portion of the former WAGN franchise to National Express East Anglia, the station was redeveloped. A dual staircase was constructed, allowing passengers to access the train platform without passing through the main body of the station itself, and permitting the ticket office to be locked up overnight. These have been closed off since the transfer to London Overground in 2015 to enforce a new ticket barrier inside the station which is manned during all opening hours.


London Buses routes 158, 212, 230, 275 and 675 serve the station.


Trains are operated by London Overground.

The typical off-peak weekday service pattern is:


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Chingford Line
towards Chingford
  Disused Railways  
Lea Bridge   Great Eastern Railway
Hall Farm Curve
  Walthamstow Central