Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR station

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Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
Docklands Light Railway
Cutty Sark DLR station entrance.jpg
Station entrance
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich is located in Greater London
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich

Location of Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich in Greater London
Location Greenwich
Local authority Royal Borough of Greenwich
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone 2 and 3

DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007-08 4.951 million[2]
2008-09 Decrease 4.313 million[2]
2010-11 Increase 5.012 million[3]

1999 Opened

Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°28′53″N 0°00′37″W / 51.4815°N 0.0103°W / 51.4815; -0.0103

Cutty Sark is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway system in central Greenwich, London. One of three DLR stations in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it is also known as Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich for its location within the aforementioned district. It is also the most central of the Greenwich DLR stations, being situated in Greenwich Town Centre.

Location[edit]

The northernmost of the Greenwich DLR stations, Cutty Sark is located in the Maritime Greenwich district of south-eastern London. Its name comes from the clipper ship named Cutty Sark which is housed 200 metres to the north of the station; in 2007 the ship was severely damaged in a fire that occurred during restoration. A number of well-known tourist attractions are in the surrounding area, including the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich foot tunnel, Trinity College of Music, and the Old Royal Naval College.[4]

It is the first station south of the River Thames and, as the DLR passes underneath the river in a tunnel, is below ground. Along with all other stations on the Lewisham extension, it is in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3; passengers are only charged the lower of two possible fares as a result.

History[edit]

Cutty Sark station opened on 3 December 1999 as part of a 4.2-kilometre (3 mi) extension of the DLR from its former southern terminus of Island Gardens to Lewisham.[5] Since its opening, the extension has seen tremendous growth as a result of connecting the Isle of Dogs financial centre with Greenwich, along with two National Rail connections.[6]

The need for capacity increases has posed issues for the station. While most stations on the network have had their platforms extended as part of Transport for London's three-carriage capacity enhancement project, the island platform at Cutty Sark could not be lengthened due to cost (estimated at £30m) and risk of damage to the heritage site at street level. TfL proceeded with an alternate plan for the station that involved the use of selective door operation which allows three-car trains to stop at the station by only having the doors near the centre of the train open in both end carriages.[7]

Station layout[edit]

One of only three completely underground stations on the DLR network, Cutty Sark station utilises an island platform setup with two tracks. This is similar to its cross-river sister station, Island Gardens, but unlike Bank station, which is designed to resemble a deep-level London Underground station.

Service[edit]

On the DLR, Cutty Sark serves trains on two branches: Bank to Lewisham and Stratford to Lewisham. The former runs at frequencies of up to four minutes between trains, while the latter only runs during morning peak hours; at other times trains from Stratford terminate at Canary Wharf.[8] Passengers bound for Tower Gateway, Beckton, or Woolwich Arsenal must change at Poplar or Westferry.

Bus connections[edit]

London Bus routes 188, 199 and night route N1 stop directly outside the station. Other routes stop nearby in Greenwich Village.[9]

Service Towards TfL Notes
Stop A
188 North Greenwich Tick green modern.svg 24-hour
199 Catford bus garage Tick green modern.svg
Stop B
188 Russell Square via Canada Water Tick green modern.svg 24-hour
199 Canada Water Tick green modern.svg

Nearby places of interest[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 2014-01-26. 
  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. 
  4. ^ Cutty Sark station information Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20
  5. ^ DLR history map Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20
  6. ^ DLR toasts 10 years of the Lewisham extension Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20
  7. ^ DLR public inquiry closes Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20
  8. ^ DLR frequencies Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20
  9. ^ Greenwich bus map Transport for London Retrieved 2010-07-20

External links[edit]

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