TwelveTrees development beside West Ham station progressing quickly

A major development which will eventually see 3,800 homes and new entrance at West Ham station is now quickly rising.

The development will see residents have easy access to the Jubilee line, DLR, c2c rail, the District line plus the Hammersmith & City line.

After many years of inaction a number of structures are now rising.

Future plan

Images taken at the station show a tower underway as well as preparatory work elsewhere on site.

Much activity

It’s yet another Jubilee line station with high levels of development in the vicinity. See also Canning Town one stop south, to give one example.

New builds viewed from Canning Town station

The Elizabeth line was supposed to alleviate many other forms of transport such as the Jubilee line and DLR – which it has – though for how long with thousands of homes around many stations remains to be seen.

Transport oriented development

The DLR will see new trains from 2024 though Jubilee line upgrades are on hold.

For now that seems ok with depressed passenger numbers, though reports of very busy Jubilee line journeys remain despite the Elizabeth line commencing.

One major benefit from the TwelveTrees Park development is a new station entrance.

Looking towards new bridge site

A bridge was recently installed as part of work.

Compare and contrast with Lewisham station which is also seeing thousands of homes built nearby.

New tower under construction beside Lewisham station

One new station entrance was built in a tower beside platform 1 but never fitted out, let alone opened.

Permanently closed entrance & exit near new tower

Another entrance and exit to platform 4 was closed some years ago under spurious circumstances, with no plans to reopen.

The most plausible scenario is that no one wanted to pay to staff it as it lacked barriers.

Not that the station’s main barriers are always closed.

Open gates at Lewisham station

Lewisham’s growth also continues. The next big plan is to rebuild the shopping centre with thousands of new homes.

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J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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