Connaught Road railway station

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Connaught Road
Location Royal Docks
Owner London & St. Katharine Docks Company
Number of platforms 2
Key dates
1880 (1880) Opened
1940 (1940) Closed
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Connaught Road was a railway station in east London that was opened by the London & St. Katharine Docks Company on 3 August 1880. It was located on Connaught Road, north of the channel joining the Royal Victoria Dock and Royal Albert Dock.

The station was sited very close to the junction where the EC&TJR split into three branches (to Beckton, Gallions and North Woolwich), between Canning Town and Central stations, on the Gallions branch. Connaught Road was sparingly used by passenger services, which ceased from 8 September 1940 after destructive wartime bombing, and the goods line was closed with the closure of the Royal Docks.[1]

With the redevelopment of London Docklands in the 1980s and 1990s, the line was replaced in 1994 by the Docklands Light Railway extension to Beckton. No trace of Connaught Road station remains today; the current Prince Regent and Royal Albert DLR stations are both roughly equidistant from the site.


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Custom House   London & St. Katharine Docks Company
Gallions Branch

Coordinates: 51°30′30″N 0°02′15″E / 51.50842°N 0.03755°E / 51.50842; 0.03755