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This is a terminus station for the DLR (Stratford Branch), London Overground (Richmond - Stratford) and Jubilee lines. It is also a through station on the DLR (Stratford International Branch),Central Line and mainline services between Liverpool Street, Braintree, Shenfield and Southend.


This is a large, complex station which is established on three levels:

Level 0, Street Level

The original station concourse is divided into two sections by the DLR (Stratford International Branch), which runs north/south. The Main Entrance leads into what we'll call the East Concourse, which is bounded to the west by platform 17, southbound. The other section, which we'll call the West Concourse is bounded to the east by platform 16, northbound.

The Jubilee Line, platforms 13 - 15 lead from the south side of the West Concourse. Platform 13 is a separate platform along the west side of the station, whilst platforms 14 - 15 are an island platform to the east of this.

A new concourse, which we'll call the North Concourse, lies north of the original station providing step-free access to the Westfield Shopping Centre, details of which lie beyond the scope of this survey.

Level -1, Subway Level

There are three subways, which run north/south:

Level 1, Walkway and Platforms

The Level 1 Walkway leads west from the Level 1 Entrance, across tracks 16 and 17 the DLR (Stratford International Branch), to the DLR (Stratford Branch) platforms 4A and 4B. There is lift, stairs and escalator (up only) access to this walkway from the north side of the East and West concourses. There is step-free access to the Central Line westbound platform 3A, plus stairs access to the island platform 3 - 5, from the north side of this walkway.

The Platforms

Platforms 1 - 12

Note that platform 4 has been allocated to the DLR (Stratford Branch), whilst platform 7 no longer exists.

The platforms are arranged, from the south, as follows:

These platforms are now allocated as follows:

Note that there's step-free access between the Level 1 Walkway and platform 3A and stairs access to platforms 3 - 5. There is also step-free access to platforms 4A and 4B. Lift access to platforms 3 - 5 plus lift and stairs access to other platforms at this level is via the subways.

The DLR (Stratford Branch), Platforms 4A and 4B

This is an island platform leading west from the Level 1 Walkway with platform 4A lying south of platform 4B.

The Jubilee Line, Platforms 13 - 15

These platforms lead sout from the West Concourse. Platform 13 is a separate platform along the west side of the station, whilst platforms 14 - 15 are an island platform with platform 14 lying west of platform 15.

The DLR (Stratford International Branch), Platforms 16 - 17

These are separate platforms running north/south between the East and West concourses. Platform 16, northbound to Stratford International, lies west of platform 17, southbound.


There is stairs and lift access throughout this station. We therefore believe the station is accessible to Guide Dog and wheelchair users.

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