Stratford station entrance looking all but complete in new photos

Plans to open a new station entrance at Stratford station appear almost complete in photographs taken yesterday.

Ticket barriers at the newly constructed entrance are in place and lights are on, with everything looking just about ready in some sneaky pics taken around the fencing now previous studier hoardings are gone.

Last week I noted that plans to open the entrance before last year’s financial year had slipped, but having passed a few times from a distance I thought I’d get up close to see what could be seen – and well, it shows the site looking like this.

Stickers covering station sign almost ready to be removed seen from DLR platform

Outside the station permanent fencing is in place while station signage looks ready to see stickers removed.

That Pret seen below can’t wait for the extra footfall.

Some fencing within station removed

As can be seen, the new entrance and exit is situated beside the Jubilee line and close to the DLR platform to Stratford International.

A passenger tunnel running beneath various platforms serving services such as the Elizabeth line, Central line and Greater Anglia trains runs to the left upon entering the new entrance.

New entrance located behind where this image taken. Tunnel to various services on left

Stratford station growth

Stratford station is of course an extremely busy station in an area of rapid change, and while this entrance will certainly help with crowd management including when games are on nearby at the former Olympic stadium, it’s not the major transformative change that will be needed.

That will take a far bigger pot of cash and involve substantial changes to accommodate an estimated 60 per cent passenger increase by 2041.

Office demolition for future student tower as seen in 2023

Plans come in thick and fast in Stratford and surrounding areas which will necessitate some hefty changes in coming years – if funding is there.

In recent weeks this site covered plans for a new Travelodge hotel near the station while another student block reaching 41 storeys was approved last week.

Forthcoming entrance location seen before work begun

The Department for Transport awarded £2 million to Network Rail for a study, but a comprehensive rebuild will cost far more than that.

TfL have been contacted regarding a confirmed opening date. If there is one this post will be updated.


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3 thoughts on “Stratford station entrance looking all but complete in new photos

  • Ah good, easier to carry items back from the computer fair. Not a problem with the bridge if you’re buying small items but a tower case or something equally heavy, this will help enormously.

  • I do think that a new entrance at Stratford station will relieve some of the congestion as Stratford station itself is a very busy station that people can interchange from Central Line, Jubilee Line, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line and National Rail (Greater Anglia & c2c). Whilst Stratford International station that is only served by Southeastern Highspeed trains that do stop there as is it more spacious and has lot more room.

  • Went past the new entrance/exit this morning.

    There is no exit signing in place.


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