King George V DLR station

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King George V Docklands Light Railway
King George V stn entrance.JPG
Station main entrance at the eastern end
King George V is located in Greater London
King George V
King George V
Location of King George V in Greater London
Location North Woolwich
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 1.051 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 0.994 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 1.139 million[3]
Key dates
2 December 2005 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′07″N 0°03′46″E / 51.501972°N 0.062778°E / 51.501972; 0.062778

King George V is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in North Woolwich, east London, which opened on 2 December 2005 and named after King George V Dock nearby in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3. Station and on-train announcements refer to the station as 'King George the Fifth'.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 December 2005. Until January 2009, it served as a temporary terminus for the King George V branch of DLR but the line has since been extended under the River Thames to Woolwich Arsenal.[4]

Location[edit]

The station is located at the northern end of Pier Road in North Woolwich. It is located within walking distance of the Woolwich Ferry.

Services[edit]

Trains run every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London, and with the same frequency to Woolwich Arsenal. Journey time is 9 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 14 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 24 minutes to Bank in the City of London. In peak hours, this increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International station, providing a service every four minutes to Canning Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tube Map
  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. ^ "Government Approves DLR Woolwich Extension". Transport for London. 26 February 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 

External links[edit]

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