Stratford International is nothing to be proud of

Rant at the Standard after some clueless consultant said Stratford International is excellent and a major part of why we got the Olympic and Paralympic Games…


Mark Bostok (letters, 28 Aug.) seems to be awfully proud of his consultancy’s role in getting Stratford International station built, claiming that without it there would have been no Olympics.

What utter poppycock! How many scheduled international trains have stopped at Stratford? It’s a nice round number. Zero.

Stratford “International” is nothing of the sort and remains the biggest and costliest white elephant of our entire Olympic effort. It’s just a big hole in the ground and an equally big embarrassment! We won the Olympics despite it.