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IAAF World Championships 

4- 13 August 2017, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

If you're off to see some of the greatest athletes in the world return to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for an unforgettable Summer of World Athletics then we're here to help you get there.

There's no parking at the stadium so the best way to get there is by public transport to Stratford. It takes about 20-25 minutes to cross to the stadium from the station. To make sure you don't miss your session, we recommend you arrive at least 90 minutes before it starts - but don't be afraid to get there early! There's plenty to do including visiting 'Hero Village' - a fan site dedicated to athletic themed activities and events.

Choosing your train ticket

From travelling in a group and saving a third to booking in advance to get up to 40% off - we have lots of great value daily ticket options to pick from. 

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Getting there with c2c

On weekend: 9 & 10 August

All our services are running directly to Liverpool Street, stopping at Stratford, and we've added extra carriages to help you get to the event at the weekend. Check below to see what your best route to take is, depending on where you are travelling from. Please note there are no services to or from Fenchurch Street, Limehouse or West Ham.

Station between Best route to take

Shoeburyness – Pitsea 

Service to / from Liverpool Street via Basildon (calling at Stratford)

Stanford – Grays – Dagenham Dock

Service direct to / from Liverpool street via Rainham (calling at Stratford)

Basildon – Upminster

Service direct to / from Liverpool street (calling at Stratford)

Chafford Hundred and Ockendon 

Service to / from Upminster, change for connecting service


On weekdays: Monday - Wednesday 

Please be aware there are no services running directly to or from Stratford on weeknights. There are also overnight engineering works between Barking and Pitsea via Basildon and Upminster and Grays via Ockendon taking place. The last train through Upminster is at 22:24. An amended timetable will be running from 21:00. Please check our service alteration calendar for full details. Below is a guide if you're travelling back

Station between Best route to take

Upminster to Pitsea via Basildon

District line from Barking to Upminster then rail replacement bus service

Ockendon & Chafford Hundred

District Line from Barking to Upminster then rail replacement bus service to Chafford and Okendon

Southend Area

Services from Fenchurch Street and West Ham to Shoeburyness and Southend will be diverted via Rainham

On Weekdays: Thursday and Friday

A normal timetable will be running with two additional services and longer trains to help you get to and from the event.

For a more detailed breakdown of the services running over the Championships please see our service alteration calendar:

Service alteration calendar

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