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
LocationBeckton
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 0.413 million[2]
2013Decrease 0.373 million[3]
2014Increase 0.380 million[3]
2015Decrease 0.379 million[3]
2016Increase 0.456 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyDocklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS8451°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. A previous station called Central was located largely on the same site from 1880 to 1940, on the former line from Custom House to Gallions.

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. September 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2018.
  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.
  4. ^ "Passenger Numbers - Docklands Light Railway Limited" (XLSX (after downloading zip)). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

External links[edit]

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