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London Overground – Clapton Station(CPT)

London Overground Clapton Station-CPT

London Overground Clapton Station

Details of London Overground's Clapton Station, including Address, Service Pattern and History.

London Overground Clapton Station



Address: Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 9JP
Opened: 1 July 1872
Station Code: CPT
Fare Zone: 2/3


London Overground Line(s) Served:

Lea Valley Lines (Chingford Branch)

Service Pattern(s):

Four trains per hour in each direction


Station History

Clapton station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on their new link line from Hackney Downs to Coppermill Junction linking to the existing line from Stratford to Cambridge, as well as the line to Shern Hall Street on 1 July 1872.

The 1923 Grouping of the railways saw the Great Eastern Railway amalgamated with several other companies to form the London and North Eastern Railway. This was followed by Nationalisation in 1948, with the LNER becoming part of the British Railways Eastern Region.

Modernisation of the line and its services was achieved in the late 1950s when electrification was achieved, followed by the introduction of electric train services on 12 November 1960.

Sectorisation of the railways in 1986 saw Clapton become part of Network Southeast. This continued until the Railways Act 1993 saw operations transferred to West Anglia Great Northern in January 1997, before further changes saw the franchise awarded to National Express in 2004.

The final changes of management regarding the Lea Valley lines happened in October 2012 and May 2015 with Abellio Greater Anglia taking the reins before Arriva Rail London assumed operations under the London Overground banner.