Public votes Stratford rail station as Londons Station of the Year
Stratford Station has been named London Station of the Year after a public vote organised by the Transport for London Forum.
The vote was part of the Transport for London Forum Awards 2012 which give the public the chance to nominate their favourite aspects of London’s transport network including train operators, stations, bus operators and Underground lines.
Nominations were received on the online Forum and were then put to the public vote via a dedicated voting page as well as Twitter, Facebook and other external websites.
Stratford Station was up against Blackfriars, East Croydon and Waterloo in the London Station of the year Category and received the most public votes.
Rail users have noticed huge changes at Stratford station after it was extensively upgraded and remodelled prior to the Olympic Games to improve capacity allowing for enhancements to train services during the Games.
The train operator and partners including the Olympic Delivery Authority, Network Rail, Transport for London and London Underground worked on a range of projects at Stratford including creating a new station mezzanine entrance and ticket hall, upgrading station power systems, integrating customer information systems, opening up and improving pedestrian subways and new lift access, and lengthening platform 10a to handle longer trains.
The work was completed whilst continuing to operate the station for the thousands of passengers who use it everyday and minimising any disruption to the day-to-day running of the station.
Greater Anglia’s Customer Service Director, Andrew Goodrum, said, “I am delighted that the public have chosen Stratford as London’s Station of the Year. The station has seen many changes for the better and I am glad that the hard work in bringing the station up to standard ready for the Games, with minimal disruption to daily users, has been recognised and welcomed by the wider public.”