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London Overground – Silver Street Station (SLV)

London Overground Silver Street Station

London Overground Silver Street Station

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

London Overground Silver Street Station



Address: Sterling Way, Edmonton,
London N18 2UE
Opened: 22 July 1872
Station Code: SLV
Fare Zone: 4


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

London Overground Silver Street Station
London Overground Silver Street Station

Station History

Following the incorporation of the Eastern Counties Railway in 1862, the Great Eastern Railway set about planning a more direct route between Bethnal Green and Enfield Town than was current at the time.

The line, under the name of the Stoke Newington and Edmonton Railway was opened in stages between 27 May and August 1872 with a new station opening at Silver Street opening on on 22 July.

Following the grouping of the railways in 1923, the GER was absorbed as part of the new London & North Eastern Railway with all services and stations passing to the new company. This was followed In 1948 with the nationalisation of the railways seeing the LNER became part of the Eastern Region of British Railways.

The station remained largely unchanged right up until the early 1980s when the original wooden entry staircases were replaced with concrete examples, while the canopy on the Northbound platform was removed and a brick shelter constructed.

A fire on the London bound platform during the early 1990s saw much of the original platform canopy destroyed, with a modern replacement constructed that joined to the remains of the original.

Privatisation saw the line and its stations awarded to National Express who began operations on 1 April 2004 and operated until Abellio gained the franchise in October 2011. The final change of operator thus far in the station’s history came on 31 May 2015 when the Lea Valley Lines passed to London Overground ownership.