Stratford Station Interchange

MQT on 2005-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2005
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you share my concern that the design of the interchange between Stratford and Stratford International stations is a matter that we have to get right? Would you agree with me that it is desirable that both stations, approximately 400 metres apart, are integrated such that passengers may walk between them without exiting and then re-entering through ticket barriers. Would you also agree that if connection between the two stations is to depend overly on the DLR for an easily walkable journey this will greatly diminish the usefulness of the interchange? And that while the matter of a travelator remains subject to continuing debate and some disagreement the underlying issue of creating and integrated interchange should not be compromised?


Answer for Stratford Station Interchange

Answer for Stratford Station Interchange

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Actually, I can broadly remember this. The reality is that the provision of a moving walkway or whatever to connect Stratford and Stratford International is an undertaking given by the developer, and we are pressing to make sure the developer puts it in. It is not something that TfL is going to run, because it was part of the overall agreed development package, but it would be ridiculous for it not to happen and, I should imagine, would lead to legal challenges, because there was an undertaking for it to happen.