East India DLR station

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East India Docklands Light Railway
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East India is located in Greater London
East India
East India
Location of East India in Greater London
Location Blackwall / Leamouth
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2 and 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 2.323 million[2]
2008–09 Increase 2.374 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 2.626 million[3]
Key dates
1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′33″N 0°00′08″W / 51.5093°N 0.0021°W / 51.5093; -0.0021

East India is a station on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in east London. It takes its name from the nearby former East India Docks of the Port of London, where ships trading with the Indian subcontinent used to dock.

It is on the Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR, and is in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3. It opened, with the Beckton Branch, on 28 March 1994.

The Greenwich Meridian line crosses the DLR just to the east of the platforms, and a small trackside sign indicates this.

History[edit]

East India station was originally to be named Brunswick Wharf and this name was shown on the 1994 'all projections' map.[4] 'Brunswick' is now a code destination used to indicate that a train in the depot has been cleaned. In February 2001 an episode of the ITV series The Bill featured DLR trains with 'Brunswick' as a dummy destination for filming purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  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. ^ Mr Beck's Underground map, Garland, K. p 63

External links[edit]

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway