Network Rail has secured £2 million in funding from the Department of Transport (DfT) to help develop plans to help relieve congestion at London’s Stratford station.
The DfT funding will help Network Rail to develop plans for the Transport for London (TfL) managed station, maintaining the safety of the station environment for passengers during busy times and improve the overall station experience, particularly as passenger numbers continue to rise.
Subject to approval and further funding, the improvements could help create more room on specific platforms and around entrances to improve circulation space. In collaboration with TfL, other changes could see improved information screens and wayfinding.
The work could take place in phases and passengers may begin to see the first phase of work taking place between late 2022 and 2024 with the potential for more work over the next 5 years.