20 minute walk from the station..?!?

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20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby Yea Why Not on Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:49 pm

I've heard a number of people suggest the OS is a 20 minute walk from Stratford Station. I found it to be around half that and have to say, I really liked the walk way up to the stadium

Am I an unusually fast walker or have others thought the same?
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Postby WHU_Del on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:14 pm

Me and the missus did it in less than fifteen, and she walks with a stick!
I suppose it depends which way you go, though. The 'simple' way - out the front of the station, over the bridge to Westfield, along the 'street' bit outside, cross over the road and through the park could conceivably be twenty minutes depending on how busy it is.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby Pop Robson on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:50 pm

WHU_Del wrote:Me and the missus did it in less than fifteen, and she walks with a stick!
I suppose it depends which way you go, though. The 'simple' way - out the front of the station, over the bridge to Westfield, along the 'street' bit outside, cross over the road and through the park could conceivably be twenty minutes depending on how busy it is.


Save time go the back way through the station
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby mywhufc on Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:49 pm

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Postby SirStoneyOfBow on Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:21 pm

If I was still living in London, I'd be about 20-25 minutes walk from the OS. That would have suit me fine instead of jumping on a packed district line full of vultures!
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby gavrosh on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:44 am

the quickest route from the station, which actually was a bit of advice I got from someone working in the park on Friday, is to come out at the Westfield exit and instead of trying to walk through the centre, do an immediate left. This takes you over the flyover and into the south of the park in well under 10 minutes. Only thing is the pavement there is very narrow and unless they close off traffic on a matchday it'll be carnage.

Best route via stratford high street is through the carpenters estate and a little tunnel there which takes you straight into the park.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby Pop Robson on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:03 pm

It'll probably take 20mins on a match day to get from your seat to the station or Vic versa.

Maybe more if your up in row 75
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby mywhufc on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:42 pm

gavrosh wrote:the quickest route from the station, which actually was a bit of advice I got from someone working in the park on Friday, is to come out at the Westfield exit and instead of trying to walk through the centre, do an immediate left. This takes you over the flyover and into the south of the park in well under 10 minutes. Only thing is the pavement there is very narrow and unless they close off traffic on a matchday it'll be carnage.

Best route via stratford high street is through the carpenters estate and a little tunnel there which takes you straight into the park.

But as the of above shows there will be dedicated routes for people to walk, you may not have the choice, the just wont let football fans arriving at the station just walk where they want
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby brownout on Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:24 pm

I measured the distance from the Boleyn to East Ham today. It is exactly one mile from my seat in the BML to the platform at East Ham. It took us 21 minutes from seat to platform.
I hope to be proved wrong but will be very surprised if it will take less time than this from OS seat to Stratford platform.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby e10hammer on Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:04 pm

Bml to east ham 18 mins
Stratford central line platform to hoardings outside o.s 13 mins, add another couple of mins to nearest part of stadium.
Both at a steady pace.
I expect the return from o.s to Stratford station to take longer than the 18 mins to east ham on match days though.
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Postby e10hammer on Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:05 pm

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Postby WestHamIFC on Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:41 pm

e10hammer wrote:Bml to east ham 18 mins
Stratford central line platform to hoardings outside o.s 13 mins, add another couple of mins to nearest part of stadium.
Both at a steady pace.
I expect the return from o.s to Stratford station to take longer than the 18 mins to east ham on match days though.



What's the queue like to get on the District Line tube @ East Ham after the match?
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby brownout on Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:50 pm

What's the queue like to get on the District Line tube @ East Ham after the match?

There is never a queue at East Ham. Just walk straight into the station and down the steps to the platform. I can't see there being no queue at Stratford.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby e10hammer on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:32 pm

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There is no queue at east ham, you wouldn't know a match had taken place, and if going westbound a seat on the train,been going home this way for years, people would rather queue at Upton park than walk, then moan about travel issues, for those who believe the non existant travel issues have been addressed at the o.s, will have the walk that I have been doing for years.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby WestHamIFC on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:40 pm

brownout wrote: I can't see there being no queue at Stratford.


I can. Instead of all travellers cramming onto a single line (District) as they currently do, the crowds would be split between those using various different routes:

    ~ Central Line
    ~ Jubilee Line
    ~ DLR
    ~ London Overground
    ~ National Rail towards Liverpool Street
    ~ National Rail towards Shenfield
    ~ National Rail towards Southminster
    ~ National Rail towards Southend
    ~ National Rail towards Braintree
    ~ National Rail towards Clacton
    ~ National Rail towards Walton on the Naze
    ~ National Rail towards Cheshunt


Also I guess some locals will use buses. Stratford is a major bus terminal serving several different routes, this would dilute the concentration of numbers even more.

Logically that should make queues far less likely travelling out of the OS..
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby WestHamIFC on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:43 pm

e10hammer wrote:Westhamlfc
There is no queue at east ham, you wouldn't know a match had taken place, and if going westbound a seat on the train,been going home this way for years, people would rather queue at Upton park than walk, then moan about travel issues, for those who believe the non existant travel issues have been addressed at the o.s, will have the walk that I have been doing for years.



Thanks. Although I guess if folks went to East Ham instead of UP, then queues might subsequently be created there.. :wink:
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby brownout on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:58 pm

~ Central Line
~ Jubilee Line
~ DLR
~ London Overground
~ National Rail towards Liverpool Street
~ National Rail towards Shenfield
~ National Rail towards Southminster
~ National Rail towards Southend
~ National Rail towards Braintree
~ National Rail towards Clacton
~ National Rail towards Walton on the Naze
~ National Rail towards Cheshunt


Sorry to be pedantic but these aren't really all different routes. You can add Ipswich / Norwich, but for example Walton & Clacton are the same line as Norwich until Colchester, and the same line as each other until Thorpe-le-Soken.

As for queues - It is the capacity of the station entrance(s) that is at least as important as the number of platforms. Plans for the stadium show roads blocked off and queuing area which suggests they expect queues.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:26 pm

It's about thirty five minutes brisk walk to Canning Town after the game, so I'll be quids in at Stratford.

That's assuming I'm not priced out, can see the pitch etc.etc.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby gavrosh on Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:44 am

I'd imagine on the day for many people it'll be easier to go to West Ham station and get onto the sewer bank (by then known as West Ham Way) and walk leisurely in from there.
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Re: 20 minute walk from the station..?!?

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:28 am

The whole queuing outside the station thing has been the biggest load of tosh in this whole propaganda campaign run by the club .

East Ham, Plaistow .....both easy walks, no queues .

The Athletics stadium has multiple transport links, of course it has, but getting into the station and on to the platfrom is a problem at pretty much every stadium .........as anyone who has gone to SDF will testify, or twickers , or wembley .........Stratford won't be any different .

Get used to it .
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