Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…West Ham (again)

Posted in London, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 15 February 2012

Just like buses isn’t it. You don’t use the rails to get to a home game for months, and then, all of a sudden, two games come along in succession where you’re chugging to get there on a train or several. Still, unlike the last game, as this was a midweek one, my journey there would always have involved a train journey as I always go straight from work. It’s a rarity though to go home that way too. Still, there we are. Back to West Ham for a tasty top of the table encounter with Southampton.

Date: 14 February 2012
Stadium: Boleyn Ground
Capacity: 35,333
Attendance: 32,975
Away Section: Sir Trevor Brooking Stand
Score: West Ham United 1-1 Southampton
Nearest station: Upton Park
Local Rozzers: Metropolitan Police
Total Travel Cost: £4.50 (2 x Oystercard PAYG Single)

Rail journeys:
District Line – South Kensington to Upton Park (D78 Stock)
District Line – Upton Park to West Ham (D78 Stock)
22:26 – West Ham to Limehouse (c2c Class 357 Electrostar)
Docklands Light Railway – Limehouse to Shadwell (B07 Stock)
22:40  – Shadwell to New Cross Gate (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)

Station to Stadium: Had I gotten off at Canning Town, or even Plaistow, then I could have given you an alternative way of getting to the Boleyn. As it is, I didn’t, and so you still walk down Green Street to get to the ground. Unless of course you’re an away fan. But I’m not one of those in this instance.

Anything else?: The LTS line runs parallel with the District Line between Bromley-by-Bow and Upminster, and all the stations have four platforms. However, trains on the LTS line run non-stop between West Ham and Barking, and between Barking and Upminster.

Upton Park tube station


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