West Coast Main Line

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What assistance is being provided to ensure that West Coast main line trains stop at Wembley Central Station on major event days at Wembley Stadium?


Answer for West Coast Main Line

Answer for West Coast Main Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The responsibility for who makes improvements on the National Rail Network rests with Network Rail. At present, the existing platforms at Wembley Central are too short to accommodate outer suburban trains. I understand that work will soon be put in place to lengthen the platforms currently served by Silverlink County trains so that 8-car trains can stop. However, I am unaware of any plans to carry out similar work to enable long distance trains to stop at Wembley Central.