Weston Williamson's Olympic park DLR station opens doors
Weston Williamson + Partners has completed the replacement Pudding Mill Docklands Light Railway Station in Stratford, east London
Built at the southern end of the Olympic Park oppposite John Lyall Architects’ sewage pumping station, Pudding Mill Lane replaces an exisiting DLR station that will be demolished to make way for a tunnel portal on the Crossrail line.
The new station, the largest on the DLR, is built with ‘double-tracked’ rails that will boost capacity by 1,100 passengers per hour.
Pudding Mill Lane is the 13th DLR station completed by transport specialists Weston Williamson + Partners following the practice’s Woolwich Arsenal station, four built on the London City Airport extension, and seven on the Stratford extension built for the 2012 Olympics.
In total there will be 40 Crossrail stations with eight stations in central London and Docklands at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House, Woolwich and Paddington which are both also designed by Weston Williamson + Partners.
Andrew Wolstenholme, chief executive of Crossrail, said: ‘The team is very proud to have delivered this new piece of infrastructure on time and within budget. This was a large and challenging project with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Great Eastern Mainline, DLR and several crucial London utilities all on our doorstep.
‘It required sophisticated engineering and construction work and a great deal of communication and collaboration to get to this point. It is another great example of what can be achieved by working well together.’