Network Rail’s major overhaul of Hackney Wick Overground station, anticipated for completion January 2018, will soon be unveiled for public use. The current access to the station, via a narrow slope running up from the road to the platform with a staircase allowing passengers to cross over the tracks was not practical and needed updating. Projected plans will provide a new subway running beneath the existing railway line replacing the existing footbridge. New pedestrian and cycle links will run from Wallis Road through to White Post Lane offering improved accessibility for thousands of passengers travelling to and from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The station redesign will also include a new entrance and ticket hall on the ground floor featuring coloured concrete walls and illuminated glass. Architects Landolt Brown took inspiration fro the entrance and ticket hall from local industrial heritage and waterways. Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor for Transport expressed “It’s fantastic that Hackney Wick will have a new improved station to be proud of and it’s clear this much needed upgrade will play a vital role in the transformation of this are of East London”. What does this mean for me as a resident at Fish Island Village?
- A brand new station just a stones throw away from your new home
- Reduced commute times during peak periods due to 30% increased capacity as a result of the revamp
- New connections allowing you to travel to more destinations all on one line