Stanmore Station

MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Stanmore station car park has become a park and ride base for Wembley stadium on match days. Fans from the M1 park at Stanmore and take the Jubilee to Wembley Park. With Wembley as an Olympic venue, what ameliorative measures will the Mayor take to minimise inconvenience to the residents and other users of Stanmore station?


Answer for Stanmore Station

Answer for Stanmore Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground (LU) is aware that Stanmore station car park experiences a high level of demand on Wembley Stadium event days.

Currently, in an effort to prevent customers from parking in residential streets around Stanmore, LU works with NCP and Wembley Stadium to provide secure parking spaces for events at a number of Metropolitan line car parks including at Watford, Croxley, Chorleywood, Ickenham, Hillingdon and Ruislip stations. This information is advertised as part of Wembley Stadium's travel advice and customers are advised to book in advance via the NCP website at

During the Olympics Wembley Stadium will be used for six matches with kick off scheduled for 2100 at each (one at 2030). This is later than most events at Wembley and means that the impact on regular users of Stanmore station and car park will be lower than usual. Additionally the nature of these events means that more attendees than normal are likely to be travelling from central locations. Nonetheless LU will consider what measures may need to be implemented at Stanmore during the period of the Games.

LU is working with the Olympic Delivery Authority to put in place the best possible Tube services during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.