[First look] Hawkins\Brown has completed this train station serving a newly completed ‘DLR’ extension to the Olympic Park in east London
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the visitors to the games will travel through the stations at Stratford, Stratford International and West Ham. Stratford station is expected to handle half of all trips to the Olympic Park alone.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘Thanks to the Games and the massive settlement we’ve secured from central government, London is seeing a neo-Victorian age of investment in its transport infrastructure.
‘East London now has arguably some of the best transport connections in the world and they are here for all Londoners to take advantage of, a year ahead of the Games.’
ODA chief executive Dennis Hone said: ‘Working together with TfL, Network Rail and others, we have delivered a positive transport legacy for London a year before the Games.
‘New trains, improved services and upgrades to infrastructure such as at Stratford Station, the main “Gateway” station to the Games, will mean spectators can get to and from venues in 2012 and will leave East London better connected for decades afterwards.’
Andrew Altman, Olympic Park Legacy Company chief executive added: ‘As with every great city, the transport infrastructure will play a fundamental role in defining the success of the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
‘Stratford has become one of the best connected destinations in London and is a central reason why we are already seeing a great deal of commercial interest in investing in the Park after the Games.’
The DLR extension will open to the public this summer.