New station entrance in Stratford set to begin

Work on a new entrance to Stratford station is set to begin shortly according to a new TfL report.

The report states on page 47 that work will begin in spring 2023 for the entrance located in the south east corner of the site. It’s a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation who oversaw the Olympics, Newham Council and the Greater London Authority.

Plans were approved in 2019 with Community Infrastructure Levy funding set to help pay for the project.

New entrance

A new lift is also to be installed: “We are coordinating with Network Rail which is designing a new customer lift for the underpass connecting the Jubilee concourse with other platforms within the station which will reduce congestion in the station and improve reliability.”

Carpenters estate lies close to the proposed entrance. It’s long been due for demolition in a controversial process, with recent plans seeking to retain some of the blocks while demolishing others.

The estate currently consists of 710 homes.

Site of future entrance

Upon completion homes will total 2,000. Residents will no longer need use a grotty footbridge over tracks to enter the station.

Footbridge from estate to entrance

The project is to be funded using Community Infrastructure Levy income.

Looking towards carpenter’s estate from DLR platform

A separate entrance in Stratford could be built in future using Section 106 funds. Montfichet Road will be the site of the entrance, which is close to Westfield alongside buses and coach pick-up points.

Coaches used to pick up the other side of the station but have now switched.

New homes beside Stratford station

On a wider level Stratford continues to see many planning applications submitted, including the demolition of 1980s blocks.

There’s been no movement on rebuilding the Stratford centre, though the Victoria and Albert museum building coming along well and is set to open in 2024.

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2 thoughts on “New station entrance in Stratford set to begin

  • The new entrance/exit is at the end of the Jubilee line platform beside the station control suite.

    One of the reasons for it is as a route to/from the London Stadium for West Ham supporters so they don’t walk though Westfield.

  • This is great. Maybe Greenwich could use CIL to fund a new entrance at the western end of Abbey Wood station bridging Mottisfont Road and Abbey Grove. Would go some way to relieving the ridiculous overcrowding on the stairs and at the barrier


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