Dalston Junction railway station
is in the Dalston
area of the London Borough of Hackney
at the crossroad of Dalston Lane, Kingsland Road and Balls Pond Road. It is on the London Overground East London Line
, in Travelcard Zone 2
The station was first opened on 1 November 1865 by the North London Railway
on its "City Extension" from the North London Line
to Broad Street
in the City of London
. It had three island platforms with four through lines joining the west side or the North London line, and two joining the east. The station had no overall roof.
The line to Broad Street and the station closed on 27 June 1986. However, the location at the corner of Kingsland High Street and Dalston Lane retained the name Dalston Junction
on road and bus signs throughout the period that the station was closed.
Rebuilding the station for the London Overground
network began with site clearance in early 2005. The station was opened by the Mayor of London
, Boris Johnson
, on 27 April 2010. A limited weekday "preview" service started that day with the first train leaving Dalston Junction at 12.05. The service was of eight trains per hour between Dalston Junction and station from 07:00 to 20:00; four of the eight trains continued to and four to .
The full service to West Croydon
with branches to and began on 23 May 2010, at hours similar to... Read More