Langdon Park DLR station

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Langdon Park Docklands Light Railway
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Station entrance
Langdon Park is located in Greater London
Langdon Park
Langdon Park
Location of Langdon Park in Greater London
Location Poplar
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 0.528 million[2]
2008–09 Increase 1.911 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 2.296 million[3]
Key dates
9 December 2007 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′55″N 0°00′51″W / 51.515173°N 0.014119°W / 51.515173; -0.014119

Langdon Park DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the East End of London. Situated between the existing All Saints and Devons Road stations, construction of the station began on 17 November 2006,[4] and the first day of operation was 9 December 2007.[5][6]

History and proposals[edit]

Since the start of the Docklands Light Railway, two station sites were safeguarded to be used much later when the system was developed. One of these stations was Pudding Mill Lane, which opened in 1996. The other station was provisionally called Carmen Street.[7] However, this was changed to Langdon Park, following the name of the adjacent Langdon Park Secondary School as well as a local park.

Proposals for design of Langdon Park were first drawn up in 2000 but due to lack of funding, amongst other things, the scheme was dropped. In May 2000, Leaside Regeneration Limited and Docklands Light Railway Limited (DLRL) jointly funded preliminary feasibility work looking at locations, outline costs and Docklands Light Railway implications of a new station between the existing All Saints and Devons Road DLR stations, which had one of the longest gaps in the DLR network.[8] The research indicated that the best and most practical location would be at the pedestrian bridge linking Carmen Street on Lansbury Estate and Bright Street adjacent to Langdon Park itself.

In June 2005, DLRL re-engaged consultants to reassess the scheme costs and design with a view to developing the project for a planning application submission. Following the successful outcome of a bid for funding from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), the predecessor department of Communities and Local Government, planning permission was applied for and subsequently granted. Construction took just over a year and cost £10.5 million.[9] The Mayor of London presided over the station opening ceremony on 10 December 2007, although the station actually came into public use the day before.[9]

Langdon Park, from which the station gets its name

Design[edit]

The station has 90m platforms connected by a lightweight transparent replacement bridge link from Carmen Street and Hay Currie Street which were all pre-fabricated off-site and lifted into position over two weekends to reduce service disruption.

The station is fully accessible from street level and the bridge contains two lift shafts at either end to provide connections into the station.

The station was designed by Consarc Architects.

The station also features three art installations by British artist, Kate Davis.[10] These include Whoosh, a large word sculpture clearly visible from either platform.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes D8 and 309 serve the station.

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. ^ "Work begins on new DLR station at Langdon Park". Transport for London. 2006-11-17. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  5. ^ "New Docklands Light Railway station opens at Langdon Park". Transport for London. 2007-12-10. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Langdon Park Docklands Light Railway station opens". Transport Briefing. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10. [dead link]
  7. ^ The DLR Story
  8. ^ "DLR Project Updates for Langdon Park Station". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. 
  9. ^ a b Mayor unveils new London station. BBC News. 10 December 2007.
  10. ^ Kate Davis: Langdon Park Station. DLR Public Arts Programme. Retrieved 4 October 2013.

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