Beckton Park DLR station

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Beckton Park Docklands Light Railway
Beckton Park stn entrance.JPG
Beckton Park is located in Greater London
Beckton Park
Beckton Park
Location of Beckton Park in Greater London
Location Beckton
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
2012 Increase 0.413 million[2]
2013 Decrease 0.373 million[3]
2014 Increase 0.380 million[3]
2015 Decrease 0.379 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°30′31″N 0°03′18″E / 51.5086°N 0.0550°E / 51.5086; 0.0550Coordinates: 51°30′31″N 0°03′18″E / 51.5086°N 0.0550°E / 51.5086; 0.0550
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Beckton Park DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London. The station is located by the north quay of the Royal Albert Dock (though no foot access is possible). The station is opposite Beckton District South Park, which is open space leading to housing in South Beckton.

The station is located on the DLR's Beckton branch, between Royal Albert and Cyprus stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 3 and is the most lightly used station on the DLR.

Layout[edit]

The station is unmanned, like most DLR stations. There is one ticket machine on each platform. There are three Oystercard readers — one on each platform between the ticket machines and a set of stairs, and a more recently added third reader at the approach to the station’s connecting footbridge (thus, due to the position, this newer Oyster reader’s pad is protected from rain).

Along with neighbouring Cyprus station, Beckton Park station is of an unusual design. Between the two stations, the DLR runs in the median of a major highway built at the same time as the railway. The stations are located at highway intersections which take the form of roundabouts. On the approach to the roundabout, the road rises slightly whilst the railway dips slightly; the station is therefore situated in a cutting, under the centre of the elevated roundabout, with pedestrian access at surface level under the elevated roadways and arched over the railway.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 376 and school route 678 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Transport for London (12 February 2013). "Freedom of Information DLR usage 1213". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Up-to-date DLR entry/exit statistics for each station" (XLSX). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

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