Work is slowly progressing on a new £8.4 million entrance set to open at Stratford station.
Plans have been around for some years now with an official start announced in May.
Upon completion passengers will be able to enter near the Jubilee line platforms in a spot below platforms where DLR trains from Lewisham terminate.
It appears work on utilities is currently underway on the car park outside. Back in May before fencing was erected I took some photos inside the station of what will be the new entrance.
This spot is set to see tickets gates, ticket machines, signage and a new retail unit.
For some years the outside area which will lead to Carpenters estate was a parking area, with the station’s glass doors acting as an emergency exit.
Funding for the project comes from Newham Council who have allocated £1 million in Community Infrastructure Levy funding and the London Docklands Development Corporation who allocated £3.4 million of CIL and Section 106 revenue. The remaining £4 million comes from the Greater London Authority.
Once open it will reduce the need for some to use a rather grotty footbridge – and save a fair bit of time too.
It’ll also help those arriving on a DLR towards Stratford International from areas such as Woolwich, as a quicker exit is possible.
This being Stratford, new-builds abound. One photo taken in recent days shows nearby demolition work at a 1980s block. A 36-floor block will be built here.
That site’s redevelopment was covered on this site back in April. It can be seen by clicking here.
One major catalyst is the long mooted redevelopment of Carpenters estate. Work is now underway on refurbishing the James Riley Point tower, with much of the site set for a comprehensive rebuild.
The current plan sees just over 700 homes on the existing estate increase to 2,152 homes.
Work on the new station entrance and exit is expected to complete in early 2024.