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New footbridge planned to avoid the 2012 Olympics crush

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

A TEMPORARY footbridge is planned at West Ham station on the London Underground to avoid the crush of spectators cramming through the ticket barriers heading for the 2012 Olympics. The temporary walkway will connect the platforms straight onto the Greenway leading directly to the Olympics Park now under construction at Stratford in East London

A TEMPORARY footbridge is planned at West Ham station on the London Underground to avoid the crush of spectators cramming through the ticket barriers heading for the 2012 Olympics.

The temporary walkway will connect the platforms straight onto the Greenway leading directly to the Olympics Park now under construction at Stratford in East London.

Crowds arriving by train heading for the Games in four years' time will avoid having to pass through a congested ticket hall.

This will allow regular commuters to go through without being jostled by hoards of spectators heading for the Games.

The plan is being published this week by the Olympics authority to seek views from commuters who use West Ham, which is a major interchange between the Jubilee, District and Hammersmith & City lines and the DLR, one of the main transport hubs spectators will use.


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