Beckton Park DLR station

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Beckton Park Docklands Light Railway
Beckton Park stn entrance.JPG
Beckton Park is located in Greater London
Beckton Park
Beckton Park
Location of Beckton Park in Greater London
Location Beckton
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 0.333 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.326 million[2]
2010–11 Decrease 0.309 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′31″N 0°03′18″E / 51.5086°N 0.0550°E / 51.5086; 0.0550

Beckton Park DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London. The station is located by the north quay of the Royal Albert Dock (though no foot access is possible). The station is opposite Beckton District South Park, which is open space leading to housing in South Beckton.

The station is unmanned, like most DLR stations. There are two automated machines (one on each opposing platform, separated by a central footbridge) for purchasing tickets using cash or cards, and also providing facilities to examine and top up Oystercards. There are three Oystercard readers — one on each platform between the ticket machines and a set of stairs, and a more recently added third reader at the approach to the station’s connecting footbridge (thus, due to the position, this newer Oyster reader’s pad is protected from rain).

The station is located on the DLR's Beckton branch, between Royal Albert and Cyprus stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Along with neighbouring Cyprus station, Beckton Park station is of an unusual design. Between the two stations, the DLR runs in the median of a major highway built at the same time as the railway. The stations are located at highway intersections which take the form of roundabouts. On the approach to the roundabout, the road rises slightly whilst the railway dips slightly; the station is therefore situated in a cutting, under the centre of the elevated roundabout, with pedestrian access at surface level under the elevated roadways and arched over the railway.

It is the most lightly used station on the DLR.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 376 and school route 678 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Boarders and Alighters by station 2007 8 2008 9 (DLR)" (XLS). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. Transport for London. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "DLR Station Data for 1st April 2010 - 31st April 2011" (PDF). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway
towards Beckton