Hackney is better connected and cheaper thanks to a new London Overground interchange.

A 200m covered walkway has been installed between Hackney Central and Hackney Downs stations.

Funded by Transport for London (TfL), it means passengers at Hackney Central can now easily access trains to north London or Liverpool Street from Hackney Downs, while those at Hackney Downs have fresh options to travel eastbound to Stratford.

Previously passengers had to travel into Zone 1, incurring a higher cost for their journey, or walk 600m.

TfL’s director of London Overground Mike Stubbs said: “The new link, fitted with lifts, makes the network more accessible and opens up new, easier journeys for our customers who live in, or travel through, Hackney.”