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The Plans For A New Hackney Wick Station

Hackney Wick station is one with two long ramps up to the platforms, which are on an embankment. This is a Google Earth image of the current station.

Hackney Wick Station

Hackney Wick Station

Note the Class 378 train in the Eastbound platform and the very long ramps.

These pictures show the current station.

But improvements are in the offing.

This document on the Hackney Council web site announced the plans for a new station. It says this.

An £8.5 million project to upgrade Hackney Wick Station has been announced.

Improvements are set to include new routes to reduce journey times to iCITY and the Olympic Park, moving the station entrance to street level, a new and enlarged concourse, lifts for step free access and the creation of a north-south walkway for passengers and pedestrians through the railway embankment.

It certainly is a comprehensive rebuild. I clipped these images from this document.

This is the station entrance.

Hackney Wick Station Entrance

Hackney Wick Station Entrance

This is the view from the south side of the line.

Hackney Wick Station South Elevstion

Hackney Wick Station South Elevstion

This image shows the Hackney Wick Artwall, which is shown in one of the pictures I took.

Hackney Wick Artwall

Hackney Wick Artwall

In my view the overall station design sets a powerful precedent, as it puts a subway into a station on an embankment with lift towers on either side of the tracks.

There must be a few stations like this that could be given a similar treatment.


May 27, 2015 - Posted by | Travel | , ,


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