A planned additional entrance to Stratford tube station next to the Jubilee line has secured additional funding from Newham council.

The entrance will lead though the existing staff car park to the Carpenters Estate, turning a walk that can take 10 minutes into one taking 30 seconds. It would also offer an alternative route into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The proposed entrance is part of a joint initiative between the council, TfL, who will oversee the work, and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Newham council has agreed to contribute £1 million to the scheme, which is being funded from its Community Infrastructure Levy. The scheme will also see new lifts installed to allow step-free access throughout the station and the revitalisation and extension of a disused subway for better integration of rail, tube and DLR services.

Existing planning permission for the site requires TfL to begin enabling works on site by September 2019.

Local stakeholders have already been consulted on the proposals, including residents from the Carpenters Estate who welcomed the plans.

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10 comments on “Funding secured for new entrance at Stratford tube station
  1. I do think that this entrance sets an interesting precedence.

    From the description andGoogle Maps, it appears to be a quick way into the station, that will be quick and convenient for a lot of people.

    A similar new entrance was created on the Overground platforms at Shepherds Bush to improve the access to Westfield.

    I think that these sneaky ways in to stations can be added to other stations.

    Direct access between the Westbound platform at Hackney Central station and Graham Road could be possible, is just one example.

  2. Geoff says:

    Hopefully this will include decent toilet facilities or the opening of the existing ones adjacent to the exit barrier to Westfield. Absolutely disgusting that a major rail interchange continues to lack these basic facilities. The existing ones below the escalators are far to small and are extremely poor quality

  3. harry says:

    Certainly agree that toilet facilities at Stratford and many other stations are inadequate.

    The mayor should make a policy decision that all interchange stations get proper toilet facilities — where station upgrades are planned, the toilets should be brought up to an acceptable standard at the same time, and all other interchange stations (including bus stations) become part of a five year plan.

    Above all, stations which do have toilets should with immediate effect ensure they are fully signposted throughout the station and available for use at all times that the station has significant numbers of alighting or departing passengers.

  4. Barbara Smethwoch says:

    Could someone mind pointing me to the planning documents that talk about the lifts and the disused subway? (I find the planning sites impossible to navigate).

  5. Barbara Smethwoch says:

    I’ve still been unable to find details about the subway. Can anyone help?

  6. I totally agree with the previous comments about toilet facilities at Stratford Station. When the existing toilets are closed (often) “customers” are told to use those in Westfield or Stratford Centre but they are only open during shopping hours. Early in the morning there can be is nothing available, a disgrace for a station that is the counties seventh busiest (according to Wikipedia).

  7. Philip Mernick says:

    A couple of typos in my previous posting. I meant to say!

    I totally agree with the previous comments about toilet facilities at Stratford Station. When the existing toilets are closed (often) “customers” are told to use those in Westfield or Stratford Centre but they are only open during shopping hours. Early in the morning there can be nothing available, a disgrace for a station that is the countries seventh busiest (according to Wikipedia).

  8. Sarah says:

    What about putting the platform numbers in the right order?

  9. Barbara Smethwoch says:

    I’m sorry sir, I still cannot see anything in the planning documents that refers to a subway or lifts. Which document is it in?

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