Homerton railway station

Coordinates: 51°32′49″N 0°02′35″W / 51.547°N 0.0431°W / 51.547; -0.0431
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Homerton London Overground
Homerton is located in Greater London
Location of Homerton in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHMN
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Decrease 4.521 million[2]
2018–19Increase 4.932 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 4.761 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 1.774 million[2]
2021–22Increase 3.299 million[2]
Key dates
1 October 1868Opened
15 May 1944Temporarily Closed
23 April 1945Officially Closed
13 May 1985Present Station Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′49″N 0°02′35″W / 51.547°N 0.0431°W / 51.547; -0.0431
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Homerton is a station on the North London line in the district of Homerton, East London. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It is in London fare zone 2. The current station opened on 13 May 1985 to coincide with the introduction of the Richmond to North Woolwich through electric passenger service. The station is close to Homerton University Hospital and Hackney Marshes.


The original station was opened on 1 October 1868 by the North London Railway. Services ceased on 15 May 1944 with a substitute bus service provided until official closure on 23 April 1945. Other than a partial section of wall to the north of the bridge over Barnabas Road, the original 1868 station has been demolished. Although of reduced size, the original station building would have been similar to buildings remaining at Hackney Central and Camden Road.

The present basic station was opened on 13 May 1985,[3] to coincide with the introduction of the North London Link service between Richmond and North Woolwich.

In February 2010, as part of the programme to introduce four-car trains on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed to enable the installation of a new signalling system and the extension of 30 platforms along the route. Engineering work continued until May 2011, during which reduced services operated and Sunday services were suspended. The line reopened on 1 June 2010.[4]


The typical service at the station is four trains per hour westbound to Richmond via Hackney Central, Highbury, Camden Road and Willesden Junction, alternating with four trains per hour westbound to Clapham Junction. There are eight trains per hour eastbound to Stratford.[5] These extra services which were introduced following maintenance work on the North London Line have replaced the additional shuttle train running between Camden Road and Stratford in the morning and evening peaks.

Preceding station London Overground Following station
Hackney Central North London line Hackney Wick
towards Stratford
Disused railways
Hackney Central   North London
  Victoria Park


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0-947699-17-1
  4. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 18 December 2009. Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford route" (PDF). 15 May 2022.

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