Accessible Train stations in London - Stratford

All the London railway stations :

Underground lines : Jubilee, Central, DLR, London Overground, Stratford is now on the new Accessible Elizabeth line.
Trains run every ten minutes towards London, and end at Paddington, rather than stopping at the original Liverpool street station terminus, they are now redirected via Whitechapel through the new Liverpool street (Elizabeth line) station.
You can change trains along the Elizabeth line to travel as far as Heathrow (or Reading). On the London section of the Elizabeth line between Whitechapel and Paddington, there are trains running every five minutes with alternate services starting from either Shenfield or Abbey Wood; these are on the same platform.
The new Elizabeth line trains have a massive gap between the platform and the train of at least fifteen inches, and ramps are available on request.

Underground lines : Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a fully accessible railway for people using wheelchairs. All DLR stations have a lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms enabled, which allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff should you experience any problems. The gap between the platform edge and the train is 7.5cm wide and the step up or down from the platform to the train is 5cm high. Most wheelchair users find getting on and off smoothest with the largest wheel first.
Jubilee :
The Jubilee Line also starts from Stratford, close to the Elizabeth line. This is an important, often busy, connection to the very accessible stations which include West Ham, Westminster, Green Park, London Bridge etc.

Central line:
The Central line also operates via Stratford, from one of the many platforms. Ther are larger gaps onto these trains.

There is Lift access between street and platform, including London Overground and National Rail services.

Overground Lines : Liverpool Street - Shenfield, Richmond etc. The Greater Anglia service still operates a service via Stratford to the OLD and original Liverpool street Rail station, as do some of the london Overground routes.

Accessibility friendly : DLR both directions (A step 50mm/gap 75mm). Jubilee line (A step 50mm/gap 78-85mm). Central line eastbound towards Epping (C step 173mm/gap 120mm), westbound towards Ealing Broadway (C step 133mm/gap 140mm) or platform 3a (B step 25mm/gap 110mm).
You need to make a journey of up to 100m including lifts and ramps to change between some lines.

General description : Stratford was the main stop for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2012 (now West Ham United Football statdium), and a lot of effort has gone into making this a very accessible station. This includes the DLR and Jubilee lines which are virtually step free onto the train. You can also join the Elizabeth line here for fantastic travel across London towards Heathrow, Reading or south towards Greenwich.

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A random shot inside Stratford Station - June 2012

A random shot inside Stratford Station - June 2012

This is a shot of the gap and step on one of the Overland trains heading for Richmond

This is a shot of the gap and step on one of the Overland trains heading for Richmond

And Last updated on: Sunday, 19-Nov-2023 14:18:59 GMT