Entrance to London Fields railway station in 2008
|Local authority||London Borough of Hackney|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
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London Fields is a London Overground station on the Lea Valley Lines, serving the district of London Fields in the London Borough of Hackney, east London. It is 2 miles 35 chains (3.9 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Cambridge Heath and Hackney Downs. Its three-letter station code is LOF and it is in Travelcard zone 2.
The station dates from 1872 when it was opened by the Great Eastern Railway. It was closed from 22 May 1916 and reopened 1 July 1919 as a wartime economy measure. Electrification of the line was instituted in 1960, and London Fields station was reduced to weekday peak period-only service for much of the 1980s and 1990s. It had its services suspended altogether for five years after a fire in 1981 that seriously damaged the main station buildings, putting its future in serious doubt. Repairs were eventually carried out and the station reopened in 1986, though still on a limited basis (like the neighbouring Cambridge Heath). Both stations eventually regained a regular daytime service after a 1998 timetable change. Evening and Saturday trains were added in 2001, and the current service level including Sunday trains commenced in 2005.
London Fields and all services that call were previously operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. However, in 2015 they were transferred to London Overground operations and the station was added to the tube map.
Trains are operated by London Overground. The typical off-peak service is four trains per hour (tph) to London Liverpool Street, 2 tph to Cheshunt, and 2 tph to Enfield Town. London Overground services to Chingford pass the station on the fast lines.
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- GB National Rail Timetable May 2019, Table 21
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- Media related to London Fields railway station at Wikimedia Commons
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Liverpool Street
|Enfield & Cheshunt Line|