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London Overground – St. James Street Station (SJS)

London Overground St James Street Station-SJS

London Overground St James Street Station

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

London Overground St James Street Station



Address: St James Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7PJ
Opened: 26 April 1870
Station Code: SJS
Fare Zone: 3


London Overground Line(s) Served:

Lea Valley Lines (Chingford Branch)

Service Pattern(s):

Four trains per hour in each direction


Station History

The Great Eastern Railway opened St James Street on their line from Lea Bridge to a temporary terminus at Shern Hall Street on 26 April 1870.

Although the station itself didn’t change, the line serving it did, with diversion of the line from Lea Bridge via a new chord from Hall Farm Junction to Bethnal Green opening in 1872, followed by the closure of Shern Hall Street and an extension to Chingford opening in November 1873.

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 Wood Street 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.