As so much of the original Olympic Park is still there, this
73-year-old map is still a good guide to the site and how to get to it.
What was it like to travel to the Berlin 1936 Games?
I found some similarities and differences with our transport plans for London. Berlin didn’t rely on just one rail station but used two to access the Olympic Park. On separate lines, just like us.
One station is on the surface 'S-Bahn' network – that’s like our mainline services from Essex to Stratford Regional Station. The other is on the underground U-Bahn, a close relative of our Tube network.
Not one to boast, but our Olympic Park will have three gateway stations – Stratford Regional Station, Stratford International Station and West Ham Station.
You can see how Berlin’s Olympic Park stations were expanded, as they will be in London 2012, to serve the extra traffic that year.
Berlin’s stations had wider passageways, more exit staircases and a big pedestrian underpass to give a car-free route – although lifts at one of the two stations are a more recent change. We are well into our work to make Games transport more accessible to everyone and are putting in several new lifts at Stratford Regional Station.
Have you visited a past Olympic and Paralympic Host City? How does it compare with London and the UK?