Olympic fast trains: Wembley-Stratford

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3333
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you confirm that the four-tracking work being undertaken at Camden Road Station, and the 8 spare paths per hour that exist on the West Coast Main Line to Wembley would enable fast trains to connect Stratford with the Olympic venues at Wembley during the 2012 Games ?

Answer

Answer for Olympic fast trains: Wembley-Stratford

Answer for Olympic fast trains: Wembley-Stratford

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) Olympic Transport Plan does not enable, require or permit fast trains to connect Stratford with the Olympic venues at Wembley during the 2012 Games.

However, the work you refer to will provide much needed additional rail capacity and frequency both during the 2012 Games and for Londoners and rail users on their everyday commute.

In addition, as I'm sure you are aware, the upgrade of the Jubilee line, which serves both Wembley and Stratford, will provide an additional 25 percent capacity - equivalent to 5,000 more passengers an hour - and reducing journey times by 22 per cent.