Thursday 8 September 2011

£1million to Raise Platforms

£1million is being spent raising the height of Stratford International station platforms, to allow domestic high speed Javelin services to use them during the Olympic Games.
Javelin Train
The station was originally designed for the lower Eurostar service but, that service won't stop there during the Games.
This is the international station with no international trains.
The platforms' extension is being made out of wood and it is thought the work will cost £1m which will be paid for by the Olympic Delivery Authority. However, there is some confidence Eurostar will eventually stop there after the 2012 Olympics, in which case the wooden extensions will have to be removed again!