Liverpool Street to Chingford Overground line to shut for two weeks

No Overground services will run between Hackney Downs and Chingford between 20th July and 4th August while Network Rail replaces a bridge on the line

No London Overground trains will run between Hackney Downs Station and Chingford Station for two weeks this summer.

Between 20th July and 4th August (inclusive) there will be no rail service to or from Clapton, St James Street, Walthamstow Central, Wood Street, Highams Park and Chingford while Network Rail replaces a bridge near Hackney Downs.

Work began on site last month, and the junction at Downs Park Road and Bodney Road is already closed to vehicles. The closure will be extended to pedestrians and cyclists from July 2024. The project is expected to be completed and Downs Park Road fully reopened by early 2025.

The new bridge is designed to last for 120 years, Network Rail said.

The Victoria line from Walthamstow Central will be operating throughout this time, including the Night Tube on Fridays and Saturdays while local buses will be running across the affected route.

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Passengers wanting to travel between Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs / Bethnal Green will be able to use London Overground services running to and from Enfield Town and Cheshunt.

Meanwhile, Greater Anglia services that usually run between Liverpool Street and Hertford East will start and finish at Stratford instead. The usual Stratford to Meridian Water services won’t run, but other services will make additional stops at both Meridian Water and Northumberland Park, Network Rail announced.

Simon Milburn, Network Rail Anglia infrastructure director, said: “Thousands of people travel under and over this bridge every day by rail and road, and our project is vital to keeping their future journeys safe and reliable. We’re sorry for the disruption this summer but we’ll be working flat out to deliver a replacement bridge that will serve the community for generations to come.”

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