SideTracked - Stoke Newington
About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the extensive SideTracked series of caches, more information on which can be found on the SideTracked Website. The cache, a small plastic sample tube, is hidden close to the wall running along the top of the western side of the station, over which one can view the platforms, passengers and trains below. The wall forms the eastern side of a well-used narrow passageway/short-cut (called Willow Cottages) linking Cazenove Road with the station entrance. The area is frequented by passing muggles, so you will need to time your movements well and employ suitable stealth/diversionary tactics (think 'shoelaces'?) to avoid compromising the cache. The hint should help you to spot the cache quickly. You will need to BYOP (Bring Your Own Pen) to 'release' and log the cache. Please replace it securely and correctly - hopefully as found.
Stoke Newington is a London Overground station (station code SKW) on the Seven Sisters branch of the Lea Valley Lines, with services out of Liverpool Street running to either Cheshunt or Enfield Town in the north. The station is situated between Rectory Road and Stamford Hill stations, serves the Stoke Newington area in the London Borough of Hackney, north London and is 4.25 miles (6.8 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street
The original ticket office was demolished in 1975 and a replacement smoked glass/steel-framed ticket office built in the early 80s on the same site. The platforms are located in a narrow cutting and are accessed by uncovered concrete staircases also installed at this time.
The station transferred to London Overground operation in 2015 and was added to the Tube map.
The Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway was built by the Great Eastern Railway, under the GER (Metropolitan Station & Railways) Act of 29 July 1864. Construction was delayed due to the financial problems of the GER. Work commenced on the Hackney Downs to Lower Edmonton section in 1870. The section from Bethnal Green Junction to Stoke Newington with stations at Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road, and Stoke Newington opened on 27 May 1872. The remainder opened on 22 July 1872 with stations at Stamford Hill, Seven Sisters, Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Silver Street and Edmonton Green. The connection with the original branch line to Enfield Town north of Edmonton Green station was opened on 1 August 1872.