London Overground to take over all hackney national rail stations

This is big news, and very well welcome if you commute The Transport for London empire growsTwenty-three stations out to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire and Chingford will be taken over. More details are emerging of how and when Transport for London (TfL) is going to take over some of Greater Anglia services. By 2015, services to Cheshunt and Chingford from Liverpool Street will be run by TfL. And 23 stations will be taken over on the West Anglia line. TfL says it hopes to upgrade facilities and make services more reliable. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has for a long time wanted more power over commuter rail – as did Ken Livingstone – but it has been a long time coming. STATIONS TFL PLAN TO TAKE OVEREnfield Town, Bush Hill Park, Edmonton Green, Silver Street, Southbury, Turkey Street, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Clapton, White Hart Lane, Bruce Grove, Seven Sisters, Theobalds Grove, Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, St James Street, Walthamstow Central, Wood Street, Highams Park, Chingford


  1. The Economist has a piece on the increasing burden on London’s transport infrastructure and includes references to the TfL takeover of the West Anglia line. It ends;“Since the London Overground came to Hackney house prices have jumped by 25%. Only parts of central London have seen faster rises.Hackney Central a shiny new Overground station is surrounded by chic bars and organic coffee shops. Down the road is Hackney Downs—a decrepit little-used train station currently run by a rail operator. By 2015 it will be part of TfL however. When it reopens it will be a test of TfL’s powers and its ability to change London for the better.”(Obviously the author has never actually visited Hackney Central).”

  2. Hackney Downs is not little-used – it is a bit decrepit tbf

  3. Perhaps the authors last visit to Hackney Central was in 1975?

  4. @gavinredknap I can only assume s/he means Dalston Junction.Anyone know what plans TfL have for station upgrades?”

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