The Anonymous Widower

Before Crossrail – The Overground At Stratford

Stratford is the terminus of the North London Line of the Overground. These pictures show the platforms that service the Overground and the Lea Valley Line services that terminate at Stratford.

At least the two Overground platforms are long enough to take six car trains, but if services increase will there may be a need for one or more platforms for Overground services.

It would appear though, that the two Lea Valley Lines platforms, on one of which the Class 315 is waiting in the pictures, are not heavily used. And in addition, there is an immense triangular space, which I’m sure for which Network Rail et al. have big plans.

There is actually more potential in the area than appears obvious from these pictures.

Lea Bridge station and possibly the Hall Farm Curve are being reopened, which will link Stratford to Walthamstow and Chingford.

So will this mean services coming along the North London Line and going through Stratford to Chingford. My explorations at Chingford showed it to be a spacious well-connected station with three accessible platforms.

With an Overground spreading out fr0m Stratford, this would mean a lot of changing between the lines, as although they are a few platforms apart, there are lifts for those who need them.

There is going to be a lot of creative arithmetic in this area as London Overground find more and more ways to squeeze gallons out of pint pots.

October 10, 2014 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] After yesterday’s exploration from the bridge across Stratford station, I just had to get down on and see it from the ground. […]

    Pingback by Before Crossrail – The Overground And Lea Valley Platforms At Stratford « The Anonymous Widower | October 10, 2014 | Reply

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