Connaught Road railway station

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Connaught Road
Location
Place Royal Docks
History
Opened by Eastern Counties Railway
Platforms 2
Key dates Opened 1880
Closed 1940
Replaced by Prince Regent and Royal Albert
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Connaught Road railway station was a station located on Connaught Road, north of the channel joining the Royal Victoria and Royal Albert Docks in east London, on the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway (EC&TJR). It opened on August 3, 1880.

The station was located very close to the junction where the EC&TJR split into three branches (to Gallions, Beckton and North Woolwich), between Canning Town and Central stations on the Gallions branch. Connaught Road was sparingly used by passenger services, which ceased in 1940 after wartime bombing, and the goods line closed with the closure of the Royal Docks. With the redevelopment of the Docklands region in the 1980s and 1990s, the line was replaced in 1994 by the Docklands Light Railway extension to Beckton. No trace of the station remains today, and the current-day Prince Regent and Royal Albert stations are both roughly equidistant from the station site.

Coordinates: 51°30′30″N 0°02′15″E / 51.50842°N 0.03755°E / 51.50842; 0.03755