In Pictures: Stratford International DLR Extension


Today saw a number of London figures, including the Mayor and Transport Secretary Philip Hammond, participate in a “test run” on the new DLR Extension. Ostensibly to promote the various works being completed in the lead up to the Olympics, the occasion also provided an opportunity to get some good photos of the new Stratford International DLR station (as well as platform 16 at Stratford).

The new DLR station broadly follows the current trend for clean concrete, steel and glass seen elsewhere on the DLR and on the ELL. Whilst not architectural stunning (or indeed complex), the new station does, however, feel well-designed for the traffic it will likely face during the Olympics.

According to current press, the Extension is due to finally open “this summer.” From conversations with various parties present, it seems that this currently translates to a planned July opening.

Stairs feature at the opposite end of the station from the escalators
The Olympic Stadium, seen from the train
Platform 16 at Stratford
Faisal Ahmed, Train Captain on the test run
Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy, a man who can remember when all this was the North Woolwich low-levels
The new Northern Ticket Hall at Stratford
The new Northern Ticket Hall at Stratford
Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.