Dagenham Dock railway station
Location of Dagenham Dock in Barking and Dagenham
|Local authority||London Borough of Barking and Dagenham|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London, Tilbury and Southend Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 July 1908||Opened|
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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.
Accidents and incidents
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.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
At peak times there is an increased service and some trains continue past Grays to Pitsea. Sunday services and some late night services towards central London terminate or start at Barking. There is also three services per weekday to and from Shoeburyness and three services per weekday to and from Southend Central.
The station has ticket barriers.
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.
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 and it is proposed that an eastern extension of the Docklands Light Railway would terminate here.
- "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
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- Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 19. ISBN 0-906899-07-9.
- Transport for London - East London Transit route map (PDF)
- Transport for London - DLR takes first steps toward Dagenham. 29 January 2007.
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