Walthamstow Central (WHC) Station

Address: Station Approach, Walthamstow, London E17 7LP | Get Directions

Fare Zone: 3       Station Code:  WHC

Overground Line Served: Liverpool Street – Chingford

Off Peak Service Frequency: 4 trains per hour in each direction:

  • 03 18 33 48 past to Chingford
  • 04 19 34 49 past to Liverpool Street .

Underground Line Served: Victoria Line

Ticket Office:  Yes    Step Free:  London Overground Only     Ticket Gates:  Yes


The station was opened as Hoe Street by the Great Eastern Railway in 1870 to serve their line from Lea Bridge to the temporary terminus at Shern Hall Street, with the extension to Chingford opening in 1873.

In 1948, the nationalisation of the railways led to ownership passing to British Railways Eastern Region who electrified the line in the late 1950s.  On 1 September 1968, the station became an interchange as it became the Eastern terminus of the new London Underground Victoria Line.  The station name was also changed from Hoe Street to Walthamstow Central at this time.

In 2015, Chingford to Liverpool Street services run by Abellio Greater Anglia passed ownership to London Overground.

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