Canning Town station
Northern entrance to Canning Town station
Location of Canning Town in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||6|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|DLR annual boardings and alightings|
|14 June 1847||First station opened as Barking Road|
|1 July 1873||Renamed Canning Town|
|29 May 1994||Second station closed|
|29 October 1995||Third station opened; DLR started to Beckton|
|14 May 1999||Jubilee line started|
|2 December 2005||DLR started to King George V|
|9 December 2006||North London service withdrawn|
|31 August 2011||New DLR platforms open on Stratford International branch|
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Canning Town is an inter-modal transport interchange in Canning Town, East London. It is served by the London Underground Jubilee line, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and local buses operated for London Buses. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. Until 1873 it was known as Barking Road.
The first station, originally named Barking Road, was opened on 14 June 1847 by the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway on the south side of Barking Road in the Parish of West Ham. It was renamed Canning Town on 1 July 1873, and in 1888, this station was closed, being replaced by a new station on the north side of Barking Road (near Stephenson Street). The booking hall was replaced in the 1960s, and survived until 28 May 1994. On 29 October 1995, a new North London Line station on the current site was opened. Original DLR plans were that the Beckton line would run directly east/west between Blackwall and Royal Victoria, and the substantial loop to serve Canning Town was a late design change. The DLR station opened on 28 March 1994, but was closed between 6 June 1996 and 5 March 1998 for the construction of the Jubilee line extension. The Jubilee line station opened on 14 May 1999. The North London Line platforms closed on 9 December 2006 as part of the closure of the Stratford to North Woolwich section of the line. On 31 August 2011 these platforms re-opened on the new Stratford International branch of the Docklands Light Railway.
On the station is a plaque commemorating the Thames Iron Works, which stood on this site.
The interchange is above ground, but access is by an underground concourse stretching the width of the site and connected to all platforms and the bus station by escalators, stairs and lifts. To the west of the complex there are two island platforms, one immediately above the other. The lower (surface level) platforms are served by the Jubilee line and the upper platforms by the DLR. Alongside and to the east of the Jubilee line platforms is an island platform which was served by the North London Line until 9 December 2006 and was reopened as a DLR station on 31 August 2011. Alongside this is the bus station, which has an enclosed above-ground concourse with doors to the surrounding bus bays.
The DLR branch to London City Airport opened on 2 December 2005. This line diverges from the line to Beckton 1/4 mile south of the interchange, with trains from both branches serving the current platforms. The first station along this route is West Silvertown. A substantial change to the DLR junction south of the station opened on 1 June 2009, when the Beckton line was diverted onto a new flyover that crosses the eastbound Woolwich line and the new Stratford line. As a result of these changes trains to Woolwich and Beckton can depart from either DLR platform.
The interchange is on a north-south alignment, constrained by Bow Creek immediately to the west, Silvertown Way to the east, the A13 Canning Town Flyover (a major east-west road bridge crossing the Canning Town Roundabout at the throat of the station) to the north, and the River Thames to the south.
The typical off-peak service is:
- Every five minutes to Bank or Tower Gateway
- Every five minutes to Beckton
- Every ten minutes to Stratford International
- Every ten minutes to Woolwich Arsenal.
In the peak hours the pattern is:
- Every four minutes to Bank or Tower Gateway
- Every eight minutes to Beckton
- Every eight minutes to Stratford International
- Every four minutes to Woolwich Arsenal.
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|Preceding station||DLR||Following station|
|Docklands Light Railway||
towards Stratford International
towards Woolwich Arsenal
||British Rail Eastern Region
Palace Gates Line
North London Line
Canning Town bus station is operated by London Buses which is on the eastern side of the interchange fully connected to the DLR and Underground platforms via a subway providing links right across East London.
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- "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.
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- Butt 1995, p. 52
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- "Docklands Light Railway extension marks one year to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games". Retrieved 31 August 2011.[dead link]
- "DLR frequencies". Transport for London. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Canning Town station.|
- Docklands Light Railway website - Canning Town station page
- Photograph of one of the Jubilee line platforms