Silver Jubilee:Stratford Opened: Thursday 20th June 1839
Jubilee platforms opened: Friday 14th May 1999
Distance from previous station: 1.5 km
Change here for: Central line, Docklands Light Railway, North London line and One (somebody please sack the incompetent PR gibbon who thought that name up)
Change here soon for:Eurostar services to St Pancras and Paris, via the new Channel TunnelRail Link.
Fact file: Stratford station used to be a bit of a dump. But it was completely rebuilt between 1996 and 1999 and is now a bit of a stunner, although it's still a heck of a long walk out of the station from the Jubilee line platforms. Coming soon, just to the north, Stratford International.
5 things I found outside this station: Meridian Square, a big bus station, a purple steam engine called Robert, scores of people, my local shopping centre.
Nearby:StratfordMarket train depot (formerly a fruit & veg market), the Cultural Quarter (TheatreRoyal + StratfordPicturehouse + Stratford Circus).
Nearby (maybe):OlympicPark2012 Local history:no, no, no - this place has a local future.