Dagenham Dock railway station

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Dagenham Dock National Rail
Dagenham Dock station - geograph.org.uk - 194906.jpg
Station platforms
Dagenham Dock is located in Barking and Dagenham
Dagenham Dock
Dagenham Dock
Location of Dagenham Dock in Barking and Dagenham
Location Dagenham Dock
Local authority London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Managed by c2c
Owner Network Rail
Station code DDK
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 5
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.078 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.091 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.401 million[2]
2007–08 Increase 0.641 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.291 million[2]
2009–10 Steady 0.291 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.344 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 0.351 million[2]
2012–13 Decrease 0.333 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1908 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°31′34″N 0°08′47″E / 51.52611°N 0.14638°E / 51.52611; 0.14638

Dagenham Dock is a railway station located at Dagenham in East London, England. The station is managed by c2c and all train services calling at the station are operated by the company. The station is in Zone 5. It is next to the A13 road and the closest station to the local Ford Dagenham plant. High Speed 1 and some freight tracks run parallel, however these are not directly accessible from the platforms. It is also an interchange with the East London Transit EL2 at the Dagenham Dock terminus.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 July 1908;[3] it was on the original route of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, but was not one of the original stations.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 18 December 1931, a freight train became divided. Due to a signalman's error, a passenger train ran into the rear portion of the freight. Two people were killed and several were injured.[4]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

At peak times there is an increased service and additional trains to/from Pitsea, Stanford-le-Hope, Shoeburyness and Southend Central. Sunday services and night services terminate or start at Barking.

The station has ticket barriers.

Connections[edit]

The East London Transit EL2 to Ilford starts/ends near the station.

Ripple Lane[edit]

October 1995, a Class 47 departs Ripple Lane. The cranes of the depot can be seen behind the train

Situated to the immediate west of the station, the Ripple Lane inter-modal freight depot was originally developed to supply parts from across Europe to the Ford Dagenham plant. Today it has become a base for various continental freight services.

On 30 October 2009, Stobart Rail commenced a new, weekly refrigerated train service, operated in conjunction with DB Schenker. The 1,100 miles (1,800 km) journey from Valencia, Spain, terminates at Ripple Lane, providing for the first time an alternative to lorries for the import of fresh Spanish produce. The first fully refrigerated goods service to run through Eurotunnel, it is currently the longest train journey in Europe by a single operator. On the return journey to Spain, the train carries pallets for CHEP.

Redevelopment[edit]

Although the station is relatively poorly served and located in an industrial area, there are extensive plans to redevelop the area as the London Riverside. Under these plans the station has become the southern terminus of phase one of the East London Transit[5] and it is proposed that an eastern extension of the Docklands Light Railway would terminate here.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 75. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 19. ISBN 0-906899-07-9. 
  5. ^ Transport for London - East London Transit route map (PDF)
  6. ^ Transport for London - DLR takes first steps toward Dagenham. 29 January 2007.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barking   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Rainham