London City Airport DLR station

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London City Airport
London City Airport DLR Station.jpg
London City Airport is located in Greater London
London City Airport
London City Airport
Location of London City Airport in Greater London
Location London City Airport
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 2.421 million[2]
2008–09 2.470 million[2]
2010–11 2.478 million[3]
Key dates
2 December 2005 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′13″N 0°02′56″E / 51.503611°N 0.048889°E / 51.503611; 0.048889

London City Airport DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway which serves the London City Airport. It opened on 2 December 2005. It is located on the King George V branch. Until the extension to Woolwich Arsenal, this station was the reason for this branch. It continues to be an important station on the DLR. Trains run westbound to Bank in the City of London and eastbound to Woolwich Arsenal. The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

Prior to December 2005, Docklands Light Railway trains would arrive at Canning Town and would only be able to continue in a southeasterly direction towards Royal Victoria. In December 2005, however, the new King George V branch was opened.

Before the station was built the land was home to Drew Primary School; the school was over 100 years old and consisted of three floors with classrooms also on the roof. The new Drew Primary can be found just down the road.[4]

Design[edit]

The station (like many Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated. It is also fully enclosed. There are two entrances to the station and the platforms are connected by escalators and lifts to an intermediate level with a direct link into the airport concourse. Main access to the station for local passengers and mobility impaired customers is by a lower level subway.

It has a direct covered connection with the adjacent airport terminal building. Although the station maintains the DLR philosophy of design, it makes concessions to cater for airport passengers, including a fully enclosed waiting room on the central island platform and, unusually for the DLR, a manned ticket office. There is a crossover west of the station which allows trains from Poplar and Woolwich Arsenal to reverse here during periods of disruption.

Location and Connections[edit]

The station is situated to the west side of London City Airport.

London Buses Routes 473 and 474 serve the station.

Services[edit]

Trains run westbound about every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Journey time is 7 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR and with the Jubilee Line; 12 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR; and 22 minutes to Bank in the City of London.

Trains run eastbound every 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal. The journey time is 6 minutes to the terminus.

In peak hours, this increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International station, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.

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. ^ London City Airport Consultative Committee - DLR Extension

External links[edit]

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