Star Lane DLR station

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Star Lane Docklands Light Railway
Star Lane stn east entrance.jpg
Eastern entrance
Star Lane is located in Greater London
Star Lane
Star Lane
Location of Star Lane in Greater London
Location Canning Town
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 3
Key dates
31 August 2011 Opened [1]
Other information
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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′15″N 0°00′15″E / 51.5207°N 0.0042°E / 51.5207; 0.0042

Star Lane DLR station is a Docklands Light Railway station in Newham, East London. Located on the Stratford International extension of the Docklands Light Railway between Stratford and Canning Town,[2] it opened on 31 August 2011.

History[edit]

The station is on the original route of the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway, which opened between Stratford and Canning Town in 1846. The line became part of what is now known as the North London Line in 1979. The Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway had four tracks over this section of route. The western pair were redeveloped as part of an extension to the London Underground's Jubilee line in 1999 and the eastern pair, which carried the North London Line, were cut back at Stratford in 2006. The tracks were converted for use as part of the Docklands Light Railway and the station was constructed with two platforms.

Design[edit]

Western entrance

The station is an island platform under a footbridge. Some junction changes around Manor Road and Star Lane have been implemented with a small amount of land taken on the corner of Star Primary School. A new pedestrian crossing on Star Lane has been installed. The footbridge, known locally as "the peggy leggy steps",[3][4] has been replaced.

Location[edit]

Star Lane DLR Station serves the Star Lane area in North Canning Town. Its located just north of the Canning Interchange which includes the bus station, Jubilee line, other DLR services and the road junction where the A13, A1011 and A124 all meet. In 2012, it was opposite the Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre for the Olympics.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 276 and 323 serve the station.

Services[edit]

Off-peak, trains run every ten minutes between Stratford International to the North and Beckton to the South. In the peak hours trains run every eight minutes between Stratford International and Woolwich Arsenal.[5]

Platform signage

References[edit]

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
Docklands Light Railway