Pontoon Dock DLR station

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Pontoon Dock Docklands Light Railway
London DLR Pontoon Dock station.jpg
Pontoon Dock is located in Greater London
Pontoon Dock
Pontoon Dock
Location of Pontoon Dock in Greater London
Location Silvertown
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 0.563 million[2]
2008–09 0.520 million[2]
2010–11 0.599 million[3]
Key dates
2 December 2005 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′08″N 0°01′55″E / 51.502222°N 0.031944°E / 51.502222; 0.031944

Pontoon Dock is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Silvertown in east London, which is on the Woolwich Arsenal branch, opened on 2 December 2005. It is located in the east of Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, in the redevelopment zone known as Silvertown Quays, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

Originally DLR trains from Canning Town ran easterly to Royal Victoria and on to Beckton. On 2 December 2005 the King George V branch (since extended to Woolwich Arsenal) was opened and gave another, more southeasterly, route on which there are now four intermediate stations, West Silvertown, Pontoon Dock, London City Airport, and King George V. During the London 2012 Olympic games it was connected by a pathway over the road to the exit of the ExCel Center.

Location[edit]

The track through Pontoon Dock parallels the (A1020) North Woolwich Road, and gives excellent views to the south across the Thames Barrier Park of the Thames Barrier.[4] Pontoon Dock station is near the small eponymous quay and the Barrier Point residential complex,[4] but much of its neighbourhood consists of industrial estates, notably that of Brunner Mond, where the infamous Silvertown explosion occurred and where there is now a small memorial.[4]
A crossover at Pontoon Dock allows trains to reverse in service disruptions.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 474 and school route 678 serve the station.

Services[edit]

The service interval through Pontoon Dock between Bank, in the City of London and Woolwich Arsenal is ten minutes off peak. In peak hours, this decreases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, 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. ^ a b c Pontoon Dock local area map Transport for London Retrieved 2008-11-02

External links[edit]

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