Walthamstow Central (WHC) Station

Walthamstow Central (WHC) London Overground & Underground Station

Address: Station Approach, Walthamstow E17 7LP | Get Directions      Station Code: WHC      Fare Zone: 3

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

Overground Line Served:

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


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.

Walthamstow Central (WHC) London Overground & Underground Station

The Selborne Road Entrance to Walthamstow Central Station


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