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Written by Jon Bradley - 18 Apr 2004
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Location notes
Stratford is located in East London, just a 5 minute ride from London Liverpool Street Station on the Great Eastern Line. The the London Overground operated North London Line also terminates here.
Railway type and traffic
At Stratford you can expect to see a variation of Freight Trains, Passenger Trains and Stock movements.
The Passenger stock you can expect to see is:
Greater Anglia Class:
  • Class 90s,
  • 170s,
  • 321s,
  • 360s.

    c2c 357 units

    London Overground:
  • 315s,
  • 378s.

    On the light railway front there is a Docklands Light Railway terminus to the south of the station and Central line tube trains pass through the centre roads.

    The Freight locomotives that usually come through Stratford Station consists of:
  • Mendip Rail 59s,
  • DB Schenker 59/2s,
  • Occasional DB Schenker 60s,
  • DB Schenker 66s,
  • Freightliner 66s,
  • Freightliner 70s
  • Freightliner 86s,
  • Freightliner 90s

    and the occasional service of the D.R.S. freight flow.
  • Link to Real Time Trains
    RTT Link Stratford Station
    This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
    Environment
    The station is a large complex, next to a bus station and is situated close to a shopping centre. It is fully staffed at all times and you need a ticket to gain access to the platforms. As with all inner city locations you should be aware of potential problems. West Ham is the local football team.
    Road directions
    The station is situated on a one-way system (Great Eastern Road) which is part of the Stratford one way system and is clearly signposted.

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    Stratford Station map co-ordinates
    Parking
    There is a car park opposite the station and clearly signposted.
    Public transport
    Greater Anglia operates a frequent service from Stratford to London Liverpool Street. They also operate services from Stratford which go to:
  • Shenfield and Southminster (Stopping Metro Service),
  • Southend, Braintree,
  • Colchester Town,
  • Clacton,
  • Walton,
  • Harwich Town,
  • Ipswich.
    London Overground operate a stopping service to Gospel Oak, Willesden Junction and Richmond.
    London underground Central Line Operate services to and from Hainault and Epping and to West Ruislip. DLR operate services to Lewisham from Stratford. And the Jubilee Line run services from Stratford to Stanmore. (Jubilee line extension).
    There is also a bus station next to the station.

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  • Amenities
    There is a cafe on the High Level platform, a coffee shop and some small Newsagents on the Low Level Platforms.
    Accommodation
    There is an Express by Holiday inn about a mile from the station.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Stratford Station

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Stratford Station general view map
    Stratford Station close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Stratford Station



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    Photographic notes
    The best place to photograph the freight trains and most interesting passenger stock is at the end of platforms 9 and 10. If you want to photograph some Metro Units (315's) the best place to do this is at the end of Platform 8.
    Stratford can be a noisy environment at times.
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    General views - All photographs © Jon Bradley unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking south - Image Tim Squires.

    
Fig 1 - Looking south - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.


    Fig 2 - Looking north - Image Tim Squires.

    
Fig 2 - Looking north - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.


    Fig 3 - Looking north - Image Tim Squires.

    
Fig 3 - Looking north - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.


    Fig 4 - Looking north - Image Tim Squires.

    
Fig 4 - Looking north - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.


    Fig 5 - Looking west - Image Tim Squires.


    
Fig 5 - Looking west - <i>Image  Tim Squires</i>.


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