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Still with the GLA, why is it so obsessive about Picketts Lock as venue for a national athletics stadium? Athletics is not a major spectator sport and the site is not associated with significant urban regeneration. As noted last week, it is 20 minutes from the nearest rail station and not on the tube.Nicky Gavron correctly says it will be necessary to build a second rail line and put in a station. But who is going to pay for this, especially since the stadium will have minimal use after ...

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