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West Ham station gets Olympic footbridge

West Ham station gets Olympic footbridge

Date: 4/12/2009

West Ham has been granted permission to carry out construction measures designed to prevent passenger congestion during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announcement would see a temporary footbridge constructed over the tube lines and a walkway leading people towards Manor Road.

Once built, the footbridge and walkway would allow passengers to bypass the West Ham station and connect to the Greenway walking route that leads to Olympic Park.

Measures are intended to reduce commuter and resident discomfort during the Games.

ODA director Hugh Sumner said to Rail News that the station was a vital station to transport passengers from the District and Hammersmith & City lines.

"Our plans will make sure that spectators, regular commuters and residents alike can safely use West Ham station," said Mr Sumner.

Construction is slated to begin next year.


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