Hackney Central (HKC) Station

Hackney Central (HKC) London Overground Station

Address: Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL | Get Directions      Station Code: HKC      Fare Zone: 2

Ticket Office:  Yes    Step Free:  Yes    Ticket Gates:  Yes

Overground Lines Served:

Off Peak Service Frequency:

6 trains per hour in each direction

  • 08 18 28 39 48 58 past to Stratford
  • 03 22 33 53 past to Richmond
  • 13 43 past to Clapham Junction


Hackney Central, then known merely as Hackney, was opened on 26 September 1850 by the North London Railway to the east of Mare Street. On 1 December 1870, the station was closed and replaced the same day by an Edwin Henry Horne designed station to the west of Mare Street.

In 1922, Hackney passed to the London & North Western Railway before passing again to the London, Midland & Scottish Railway as part of the Grouping of Railway Companies. As a result of enemy action during World War II, on 15 November 1944 Hackney Station, as well as the North London Line was closed and a replacement bus service was operated in it’s place.

Following several years in use as a freight line, the North London Line was brought back into use in the Spring of 1979 with a new link constructed to North Woolwich. This new service allowed a newly constructed Hackney Central (as the station was renamed) to reopen, slightly to the west of the original station, on 12 May 1980

Management of Hackney Central passed from Silverlink to London Overground in May 2007.

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