Southeastern Press Office

A quick reminder for those travelling to support Team GB at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships this summer

Press release   •   Jul 11, 2017 09:16 BST

This summer the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford will once again host one of the world’s largest international sporting events this year. After the success of the 2012 London Olympics it’s no surprise the sporting landmark has been chosen as the venue of the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships.

The event kicks off with the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday 14 July, with the last events on Sunday 23 July, and is followed by the IAAF World Championships on Friday 4 August, finishing on Sunday 13 August. With a number of people expected to attend, Southeastern is advising supporters to travel outside of its already busy peak services.

London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International are likely to be much busier than normal with people travelling from Kent and London to get to Stratford. Southeastern, which runs 2000 trains a day, will be providing additional services during the Championships but urges passengers to check before they travel as trains will be much busier than normal and there may be queuing systems in place at some of our busier stations.

With high temperatures likely to stay, do remember to carry water with you when travelling and to avoid the queues buy our best priced tickets in advance from any ticket office or online. For more details on getting to the championships this summer please visit