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24.05.18

Hackney Wick station makeover unveiled in £25m regeneration plan

Restoration work at Hackney Wick overground station in London was unveiled today as part of a £25m regeneration scheme that will improve passenger accessibility and movement between platforms, improving the economy of the local area.

The project, delivered by Network Rail as part of the company’s Railway Upgrade Plan, has built a new underpass, lifts, and a new ticket hall alongside stairwells providing easier access to the platforms.

The new underpass is divided in two, separating passengers and pedestrians, and runs north to south beneath the existing railway line.

When the public side is fully open—due to open late next year—it will provide new pedestrian and cycle links from Hackney to Tower Hamlets.

Chair of Network Rail Sir Peter Hendy, who unveiled the station, said this was “a timely investment” that would boost the local economy and community.

“Passengers can access services and local businesses more quickly and easily than before and it’s clear to see how this station will play a vital role in the transformation of this area of East London,” Hendy added.

Jonathan Fox, director of rail and sponsored services at TfL, said:  “Since its launch in 2007, the London Overground has helped breathe new life into the communities it serves and I am sure it will do the same for Hackney Wick with this much improved station.

“At the heart of the community, it will support growth in both new homes and businesses locally and make it easier for people wanting to travel to the area to make the most of the bustling social scene.”

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