Gallions railway station

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Not to be confused with Gallions Reach DLR station. ‹See Tfd›
Gallions
Location
Place Gallions Reach, south Beckton
History
Opened by Eastern Counties Railway
Platforms 2
Key dates Opened 1880
Closed 1940
Replaced by Beckton Riverside DLR (proposed)
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Gallions railway station adjoined the River Thames by Gallions Reach, in Beckton, east London, on the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway. It opened in November 1880, and was the eastern terminus of the Gallions branch.

The station had few 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 between Custom House and Manor Way was redeveloped as the Beckton branch of the Docklands Light Railway, but the final section between Manor Way and Gallions was not used and has since been built over. No trace of the station remains.


Coordinates: 51°30′24″N 0°04′38″E / 51.5066°N 0.0771°E / 51.5066; 0.0771