July 17, 2024

LSPhotography Blog

Articles and News related to London's Emergency Services and Public Transport

Stoke Newington Station (SKW)

London Overground Stoke Newington Station-SKW

London Overground Stoke Newington Station

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

Stoke Newington Station



Address: Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, London N16 6YA
Opened: 27 May 1872
Station Code: SKW
Fare Zone: 2


London Overground Line(s) Served:

Lea Valley Lines (Cheshunt & Enfield Town Branches)

Service Pattern(s):

Two trains per hour to Cheshunt
Enfield Town
Peak: Four trains per hour
Off-Peak: Two trains per hour
London Liverpool Street
Peak: Six trains per hour
Off-Peak: Four trains per hour


Station History

Stamford Hill Station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) as part of the first stage of their Stoke Newington & 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 by the current glass structure in 1975.

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