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Hackney Wick Station to the London Stadium

Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

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  • The following information describes the route from Hackney Wick Overground Station to the London Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 840m.
  • The route takes approximately 11 - 14 minutes.
  • There are no seats along this route.
  • The route leads along Hepscott Road, White Post Lane and Siding Street (also known as Loop Road on some maps).
  • Bridge 3 is closest to Entrances A, B, C and K.
  • The paths along the route consist of concrete, tarmac, resin-bound gravel and concrete paving slab surfaces.
  • There is no permanent street signage located along the route directing you to the stadium.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; roads, pavements without dropped kerbs, bollards and on-going construction work in the area.
  • At the time of our visit (March 2018) works to construct the new station building were on-going.
  • The first stages of this route should improve when works are complete.
  • There is currently signage at the exit from Platform 2 on Wallis Road directing pedestrians to the right, for the Olympic Park.
  • There is a step-free route to the London Stadium this way, using the lift at the Wallis Bridge then Copper Street and Waterden Road to connect to the London Way footpath.
  • This links to Bridge 2 to the London Stadium.
  • This route is longer - approximately 1.12km - and likely to take 16 - 20 minutes.
  • This route may also be diverted by construction work in the area.
  • For a map of the stadium which includes the location of resting areas please click here.

Hackney Wick Overground Station

  • Hackney Wick Station serves Overground services between Richmond/ Clapham Junction and Stratford.
  • The existing station has separate exits for the two platforms, with ramped access onto Wallis Road from Platform 2 and to Hepscott Road from Platform 1.
  • There is no footbridge between the platforms.
  • The temporary ticket and assistance office is at the Platform 1 entrance.
  • A manual boarding ramp is available to overcome the step between the platform and the train.
  • Staff are available at all times when trains are running.
  • It is possible to pre-book assistance, but this is not essential.
  • There are no toilet facilities at this station.
  • There is not a car park at the station.
  • When the new station building is complete, the main entrance will be on White Post Lane with a level access subway through to Wallis Road.
  • There will be level access by lift to both platforms.
  • It is not known whether there will be step-free access from train to platform or whether there will be toilet facilities in the station.

Hackney Wick Station to White Post Lane (via Platform 2 to Platform 1 Exit)

  • From the Platform 2 exit ramp, turn left onto Wallis Road, signposted to Victoria Park and Fish Island.
  • The gap between the wall and the railings is approximately 100cm.
  • There may be bicycles attached to the railings.
  • The pavement has a slight slope towards the road on the right.
  • Continue along the pavement, under the railway bridge, as it bends round to the left.
  • The Platform 1 station exit is immediately after the bridge on the left.
  • Wallis Road becomes Hepscott Road after the bridge.
  • Continue along Hepscott Road to the corner of White Post Lane.
  • The pavement is level and consists of concrete paving slabs.
  • There is a gap of approximately 120cm between the wall and the section of railings.
  • This gap may be narrowed by bicycles fixed to the railings.

White Post Lane

  • At the corner, turn left onto White Post Lane, following the signpost for Yard Theatre and River Lee Navigation.
  • Cross to the opposite side of White Post Lane at the road junction.
  • The road is raised level with the pavement.
  • At the time of our visit, White Post Lane was closed to through vehicles because of the station construction works but there were many parked vehicles and also moving contractors’ vehicles.
  • Some of these parked vehicles blocked the crossing and other sections with dropped kerbs.
  • Continue along the right hand footpath of White Post Lane, passing the site of the new train station through the security fencing on your left.
  • The tarmac path is very uneven in places and there are some shallow kerbs.

White Post Lane to the Junction with Rothbury Road

  • At the end of the fencing, White Post Lane turns to the right.
  • The pavement may be blocked with parked cars so cross to the opposite side.
  • There is a shallow kerb but no dropped kerb in this location.
  • Continue to the right, up White Post Lane.
  • There is a lamp post in the middle of the pavement, with a wider gap of 90cm to the left.
  • The footpath surface is concrete and is uneven in places
  • The path becomes concrete paving slabs closer to the junction.
  • At the time of the survey there was a temporary road sign attached to a bollard leaving a narrow gap of approximately 60cm.
  • At the junction with Rothbury Road, continue on the same footpath to follow White Post Lane round to the left.

White Post Lane / Rothbury Road to Lea Bridge

  • Continue up White Post Lane.
  • The path surface is concrete paving slabs.
  • There is a long uphill slope in this section of the route.
  • After 40m, cross over the vehicle entrance into Queen’s Yard on the left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the driveway.
  • The dropped kerb on the far side is steep.
  • Continue up White Post Lane.
  • There may be bicycles attached to the racks on the right hand side of the pavement.
  • At the top of the hill (approximately 60m), just before the bridge over the River Lea, cross to the opposite side of White Post Lane.
  • There are dropped kerbs and a level central island.
  • The dropped kerbs have tactile paving on both sides.

River Lea Bridge to Siding Street

  • After the crossing, turn left and continue to follow White Post Lane up and over the bridge.
  • The path surface changes between concrete, tarmac and paving slabs.
  • Continue ahead as the path slopes gently downhill.
  • There is a sign with a map of the Olympic Park to your right.
  • After approximately 60m, at the junction, continue to follow the wide path round to the right onto Siding Street.
  • The path is level and firm but has a top dressing of fine, loose gravel.
  • Continue on Siding Street as it slopes uphill.

Siding Street to the Bobby Moore Academy

  • Continue on Siding Street for approximately 350m.
  • The path bends gently to the left and right, sometimes uphill and then level.
  • The path is over 10m wide in places, narrowing to approximately 3m.
  • You will pass an all-weather sports pitch on your right.
  • Continue ahead to the zebra crossing on your left, outside the buildings of the Bobby Moore Academy (shown as DRET Free School on some maps).
  • Use the crossing to cross over Siding Street towards the London Stadium.
  • The road is raised level with the footpath at the crossing.
  • At the crossing there is tactile paving.

Bobby Moore Academy to the Outer Concourse (via Bridge 3)

  • After the zebra crossing, continue ahead on the gentle uphill slope towards the large bollards.
  • The gap between the bollards is approximately 118cm.
  • The bollards are approximately 220cm high and have a contrast band at a high level.
  • Some of the bollards may be lowered to approximately 80cm or dropped level with the ground to allow for vehicle entry.
  • The path has a surface of resin-bound gravel in this area.
  • Continue ahead towards the Bridge 3 security checking area.
  • The accessible lane is signposted to the right and is 150cm wide.
  • After the security area, continue ahead onto the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse