Stratford International is the main station for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the main venue the London 2012 Olympics and now a focus for the regeneration of this area of east London. It's a mix of parkland, waterways, homes, education and sports venues, and is also home to the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK's tallest sculpture. The station is also right next to Westfield Stratford City, home to over 300 stores, 50 restaurants, a 17-screen cinema, the UK's biggest casino and two hotels.
Stratford International opened in 2009 on the High Speed 1 line between London St Pancras International and Kent which is operated by Southeastern trains. With high speeds of up to 140 mph using the modern Javelin trains, this line provides a highly convenient commuter service from Kent to the city of London.
There are usually four trains per hour into St Pancras, taking just seven minutes, and four trains eastbound serving destinations including Ebbsfleet International, Faversham, Margate, Dover Priory and Ashford International. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station is two minutes' walk away and connects passengers with Stratford station for London Underground, London Overground and mainline services.
|Weekdays||06:30 - 21:30|
|Saturday||06:30 - 21:15|
|Sunday||09:30 - 17:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 3|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||66|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Within car park and alongside station entrance
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Passengers are advised to walk through the new Westfield shopping centre (access is available through the Lower Ground Floor) which is about a ten minute walk and does not involve steps, lifts or escalators.
Alternatively, you can use Docklands Light Railway services which are a 2 minute walk from the High Speed station entrance), which take passengers directly to Stratford Regional station (a charge is payable - 2 minute journey) or further onto the London Underground network.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
Stratford International station's main concourse has a ticket office, ticket machines, a cafe and public toilets. All four platforms are under the main concourse and are accessible via escalators, stairs or lifts. London trains depart from platform 2, and trains towards Kent from platform 3. The nearest car park is a pay-and-display multi-storey two minutes' walk from the station, which also has undercover cycle storage. Taxis are available from the entrance of the station nearest Westfield shopping centre.