London Stadium owners London Development Legacy Corporation (LLDC) has established a new group called the ‘Last Mile Strategic Group.’
It is made up of Newham council, Operators London Stadium 185, Westfield shopping centre, Transport for London and West Ham United in addition to the LLDC.
The new strategic group made up of senior management for each organisation will look at crowd movements on the Park and between the Stadium and the stations, and at long-term improvements to arrangements.
It is proposed that this forum will also provide oversight to the plans for improvements to Stratford Station which LLDC is working with TfL to progress.
The group – made up of senior management for each organisation – will look at crowd movements on the Queen Elizabeth Park and between the London Stadium and surrounding stations, and also long-term improvements and future arrangements. It is proposed that this forum will also provide oversight to the plans for improvements to Stratford Station which LLDC is working with TfL to progress.
Season ticket holders can take over thirty minutes walking defined crowd routes to and from Stratford underground station to certain Stadium turnstiles.
Many claim they have become frustrated at being herded like cattle with stop and go signs while prevented from using Westfield as a route to the Stadium. The route to the stadium has been nicknamed the ‘Walk of Shame’ by some supporters.
Last year planning permission was approved for the provision of a new southwestern entrance from Gibbons Road to Stratford Regional Station which is claimed will create the most direct route to the London Stadium and avoids Westfield when completed.
In the recent London Stadium survey completed by over 6,300 supporters over 59% said that travel to the London Stadium was either poor or average, split at 29% on each category. 30% described their travel route to the Stadium good while just 13% classed it as excellent.