Lee Valley Velodrome – getting there by public transport?

Stratford tube mapFor those planning on using public transport to get themselves and their track bikes to the WCC track training day at the Lee Valley velodrome on the 13th April there are some rail engineering services that might affect your journey planning.

Probably the most direct public transport service to the the Velodrome from West London is to use the Overground line to Stratford. Unfortunately there will be engineering services on 13th April, which means the Overground will only be open between Camden Road and Stratford. Whilst the line is scheduled to fully reopen at 12:30pm on the 13th, it leaves just a scant hour until our WCC velodrome session starts at 1:30pm.  To see full details of advanced Overground and Tube engineering works, see here.

The best alternative plan is to use either the DLR, National Rail, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City or District lines, all of whom will allow non-folding bikes to be carried all day at weekends. Here are some alternative options –

National Rail to Stratford
Use the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City line to Liverpool Street, then take the National Rail service to Stratford (about 7-10 mins).

By Tube and DLR to Stratford
For those intending to use the Hammersmith & City or District line, you will need to change once at either –
a) Bow Church and then continue on to Stratford on the DLR.
b)  at West Ham and continue on to Stratford on either the DLR or Jubilee line.

For those wanting to use either the Metropolitan or Circle line, you will need to change twice. Once at Liverpool Street to get on to the Hammersmith & City line, and then again at either –
a) at Bow Church to  continue on to Stratford on the DLR,
b) at West Ham and continue on to Stratford on either the DLR or Jubilee line.

For further information on which lines you can take your bike on (non-folding) please see this map.

In the meantime I will try and do a reccy of the journey and report back with any tips or work-arounds. However if you have other suggestion or questions then let me know through the comments box below.

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