|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||15|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|- interchange||1.143 million|
|- interchange||1.383 million|
|- interchange||1.659 million|
|Lists of stations|
Stratford station is a railway station in Stratford, Newham, East London. It is on National Rail, London Underground, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) lines. It is served by the Underground Central and Jubilee lines, and by London Overground, Greater Anglia and c2c. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. To distinguish the station from Stratford-upon-Avon this station is called Stratford (London) by National Rail, and is sometimes referred to as Stratford Regional to distinguish it from Stratford International station 400 yards (370 m) away.
- 1 Layout
- 2 Service patterns
- 3 Electrification
- 4 Future
- 5 Transport links
- 6 References
- 7 Other websites
Layout[change | change source]
Low level platforms[change | change source]
These platforms are at ground level and run north-south. Platforms 2 and 13-15 are served by a footbridge (with lifts and escalators) from the main station entrance. Platform 1 joins directly onto the main station concourse.
- Old platforms 1 & 2 (not in use): originally served trains from Palace Gates (near Alexandra Palace) to North Woolwich, a service which no longer operates. In the 1980s, trains from Richmond to Broad Street were diverted to run via these platforms to North Woolwich. Following the closure of the line to North Woolwich on 9 December 2006, these platforms effectively became a terminus, with trains only heading west, towards Richmond. However, they also left the station at its south end, to reverse, so both platforms were used. On 14 April 2009 these platforms closed and the North London Line service has been moved to new platforms, also numbered 1 and 2, which are on the High level platforms and have step-free access. The old platforms are being converted for use by the DLR.
- Platforms 13–15: built in the late 1990s to serve the Jubilee line when it was extended here in 1999. Unlike platforms 1 and 2, which are through platforms, all three Jubilee line platforms are bay platforms. A footbridge joins the platforms at the south end, away from the main station building.
High level platforms[change | change source]
These platforms are above the Low Level station and run at right angles, roughly east-west - the lines to the old platforms 1 & 2 pass beneath the High Level station. Access from the main station entrance is via a subway; a second subway links the Jubilee line platforms directly to platforms 3–10. A third subway, which served the old entrance to the station, is closed and available for emergency use only, but between Spring 2009 and Winter 2010 the subway should reopen.
- Platforms 1 & 2: On 15 April 2009, the North London Line platforms at Stratford moved to new high-level platforms 1 & 2 from the old low-level platforms 1 & 2, the latter being made available for the DLR's upcoming Stratford International service (due open 2010). Platforms 1 and 2 comprise an island platform with step-free links to platform 12 and the subway linking to platforms 3 to 11. The platforms can accommodate trains with up to 6 carriages, though at present due to short platforms elsewhere, 3-car trains are used as previously. It had originally been planned to make this change on 2 January 2009 but it was delayed. Note: During planning of these new platforms they were shown on plans as 12a and 12b.
- Platforms 3 & 6: used by Central line trains, which rise from their tunnels into the open air here and immediately descend back underground afterwards. This provides easy cross-platform interchange with National Rail services operating from platforms 5 and 8 respectively (see below). Also During mid 2010 and late 2011 platform 3a which has access to mezzanine level.
- Platforms 4 & 7 (abandoned): when the main line was electrified in the 1940s, there was an intention to run a shuttle service from London Fenchurch Street to Stratford, calling at Stepney and Bow Road, which would have terminated at these bay platforms. However, this service was never introduced (despite all the works required being carried out) and they were never used for their intended purpose. In the 1980s platform 4 was utilised as the terminus of the Docklands Light Railway while platform 7 remained abandoned. In 2007 platform 4 was abandoned again as the DLR moved to two new platforms to the south of platform 4.
- Platforms 4a & 4b: used by the Docklands Light Railway for services to Canary Wharf, Greenwich and Lewisham. They consist of a single island platform with two faces, numbered 4a and 4b.
- Platforms 5 & 8: used by Greater Anglia services on the slow lines out of London Liverpool Street station. These are mostly the 'metro' services to Shenfield, but during the rush hour they are also used by trains to Southend Victoria. Two late evening c2c trains pass through the station each weekday on the way from Liverpool Street to Barking and vice versa. c2c also pass through when there are engineering works between Barking & London Fenchurch Street. Cross-platform interchange is available with Central line services running from platforms 3 and 6 respectively (see above).
- Platforms 9, 10 & 10a: used by Greater Anglia services on the fast lines out of London Liverpool Street station towards Norwich and destinations served by branches off the Great Eastern Main Line, e.g. Clacton, Braintree, and Southend. Originally there were only two platforms here, but in the 1990s the station buildings on Platform 9 were demolished to make an island platform with faces on both sides. The new face became 9, the old 9 became 10 and the old 10 became 10a. Platform 10a is now rarely used because of its inconvenient location, accessible from only one of the two open station subways.
- Platforms 11 & 12: since December 2005 these platforms have been used for Greater Anglia services to Broxbourne and Bishop's Stortford. There is a half-hourly service in the peak hours, hourly off-peak and at weekends. Most services use platform 12, since trains cannot terminate and reverse direction in platform 11.
Service patterns[change | change source]
All times refer to off-peak services.
Greater Anglia[change | change source]
- 1tph to Ipswich
- 13tph to London Liverpool Street
- 1 of which are set-down only
- 2tph to Bishop's Stortford
- 6tph to Shenfield
- 3tph to Southend Victoria
- 1tph to Norwich
- 1tph to Braintree
- 1tph to Clacton-on-Sea
- 1tph to Colchester Town
London Overground[change | change source]
- 4 tph to Richmond.
c2c[change | change source]
All services to Liverpool Street (Monday to Friday limited services).
- 1 train at 0513 from Stanford-le-Hope.
- 1 shuttle service at 1921 from Barking.
- 1 shuttle service at 2013 from Barking.
- 1 train at 2021 from Southend Central.
- 1 train at 1951 from Southend Central.
- 1 train at 0457 from Grays.
All services from Liverpool Street (Monday to Friday limited services).
- 1 shuttle service at 2045 to Barking.
- 1 shuttle service at 2018 to Barking.
London Underground[change | change source]
Two tube lines serve Stratford.
Both run a frequent service throughout the day.
Docklands Light Railway[change | change source]
- 6tph terminate
- 6tph to terminus as described below:
- Operates full route to Lewisham between 0633 and 1554
- Operates to Crossharbour between 0514 and 1954
- Operates to Canary Wharf between 0514 and 0044
- Operates to All Saints only for the 0054, 0104 and 0114 services
Electrification[change | change source]
All lines at Stratford are electrified. Unusually, there are four different systems of electrification in use, a record for any station in London. These are:
- 25000 V 50 Hz overhead on Network Rail lines (high level)
- 750 V dc third rail on the London Overground (low level)
- 630 V dc fourth rail on London Underground Central and Jubilee lines
- 750 V dc bottom contact conductor rail on Docklands Light Railway
Future[change | change source]
The nearby Stratford International station will open on 13 December 2009 when Southeastern begins its domestic high-speed service between St Pancras and Kent. In mid-2010 an extension of the Docklands Light Railway over part of the North London Line will link the two stations using platforms 1 and 2, after the North London Line is rerouted to two new platforms (high-level 1 & 2) located to the north of the existing platform 12. The existing subway links which connect the ticket hall to the Central Line and Great Eastern platforms will be extended northwards to the new North London Line platforms. The platforms were originally scheduled to open in January 2009, but this has been delayed. The platforms were opened on 14 April 2009.[source?]
There are also plans to build an additional westbound Central Line platform, numbered 3A, to allow passengers to leave the train on both sides and thus reduce dwell times for trains serving central London at peak hours. This will be connected to the existing infrastructure built for the Jubilee Line Extension, at the mezzanine level. Along with this new platform there are plans to build a new ticket hall at the eastern end of the mezzanine. This will relieve congestion at the existing ticket hall.
In preparation for the Olympics and the Stratford City development, a new north-facing exit and ticket hall will be constructed. Both existing passenger subways will be extended north to connect with the ticket hall, and the abandoned subway at the eastern end of the station, which formed part of the old station complex, will be reopened and refurbished to allow interchange between platforms 3 through to new high-level 1 & 2. A new pedestrian bridge may also be built to connect Stratford shopping centre with the Stratford City development. This pedestrian link will also connect the mezzanine level ticket hall with the northern ticket hall.
The station will also become a major interchange for Crossrail services which are due to commence in 2017.
Current services[change | change source]
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|Docklands Light Railway||Terminus|
|North London Line||Terminus|
|London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia
Great Eastern Main Line
|Shenfield or Romford|
|London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia
London-Southend and Southminster
Lea Valley Lines
|London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia
|London Liverpool Street||c2c
Liverpool Street - Barking
|London Liverpool Street||Dutchflyer
Future services[change | change source]
|Preceding station||DLR||Following station|
|Docklands Light Railway|
[change | change source]
Stratford Station also has its own bus station completed in the late 1990s. The following London Buses routes 25, 69, 86, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425 , 473, 474, 678, S2, N8, N86 and coach route A9 (to Stansted Airport) serve the station.
Former services[change | change source]
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Coborn Road||Great Eastern Railway
Great Eastern Main Line
|Great Eastern Railway
Lea Valley Lines
|Great Eastern Railway
|Bow Road||Great Eastern Railway
Fenchurch Street shuttle
North London Line
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Stratford station|
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- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/entriesandexits.asp?id=250&agekey=2008. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/entriesandexits.asp?id=250&agekey=2009. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/entriesandexits.asp?id=250&agekey=2010. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2011". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/entriesandexits.asp?id=250&agekey=2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- London Overground: Statford Platform Changes (Information leaflet, TfL April 2009)
- "Stratford Station". Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). http://www.cabe.org.uk/default.aspx?contentitemid=288&field=btstr&term=Transport&type=1. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- London Overground: Statford Platform Changes (Information leaflet, TfL Janauary 2009)
- "Stratford Station Upgrade: Proposed Platform Level Layout". TfL. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/Stratford-Platform-Layout.pdf. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Overground Platform Move Delayed At Stratford". 28 December 2008. http://londonreconnections.blogspot.com/2008/12/overground-platform-move-delayed-at.html. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Stratford station is given £104m". BBC News. 16 March 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6457359.stm. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Stratford Station Upgrade: Proposed Subway Level Layout". TfL. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/Stratford-Subway-Layout.pdf. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Train times and station information for Stratford station from National Rail
- Docklands Light Railway website - Stratford station page
- Diagram showing planned platform layout of Stratford Station
- Diagram showing planned subway layout of Stratford Station
- More photographs of Stratford station
- DLR Project Updates at Stratford Station