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London Overground – Rectory Road Station (REC)

London Overground Rectory Road Station-REC

London Overground Rectory Road Station

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

London Overground Rectory Road Station



Address: Evering Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 7SJ
Opened: 27 May 1872
Station Code: REC
Fare Zone: 2


London Overground Line(s) Served:

Lea Valley Lines (Cheshunt & Enfield Town Branches)

Service Pattern(s):

Cheshunt Branch – Two trains per hour in each direction
Enfield Town Branch –
Peak Four trains per hour in each direction
Off-peak Two trains per hour in each direction

Station History

Rectory Road Station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) as part of the first stage of their Stoke Newington and Edmonton Railway line from Hackney Downs on 27th May 1872.

Grouping of the railways in 1923 saw the GER become part of the London North Eastern Railway and the station and line transferred to the new company. Nationalisation in 1948 saw the LNER absorbed into the British Railways Eastern Region.

Electrification of the line between Liverpool Street and Enfield/Cheshunt was completed on 21st November 1960. The original GER station building was demolished and replaced along with the staircases and platform shelters by the Greater London Council in 1985.

On 31st May 2015, mainline services through the station changed ownership, with London Overground taking over from Abellio Greater Anglia