Hackney Central railway station is a railway station on the North London Line in an area of the London Borough of Hackney known as Hackney Central in east London. It is between Dalston Kingsland (to the west) and Homerton (to the east), in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. The station is a short walk from Hackney Downs, on the Greater Anglia route from Liverpool Street. The former station building is now a bar and music venue.
The typical service at the station is 4 trains per hour westbound to Richmond via Highbury & Islington, Camden Road and Willesden Junction, 2 trains per hour westbound to Clapham Junction and 6 trains per hour eastbound to Stratford. The maintenance work on the North London Line was completed in May 2011 has enabled extra services to run all day which have replaced the additional shuttle trains running between Camden Road and Stratford stations in the morning and evening peaks.