Gallions Reach DLR station

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Gallions Reach Docklands Light Railway
Gallions Reach DLR station MMB 05.jpg
The station in 2013
Gallions Reach is located in Greater London
Gallions Reach
Gallions Reach
Location of Gallions Reach in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 0.986 million[2]
2013Decrease 0.985 million[3]
2014Increase 1.080 million[3]
2015Increase 1.113 million[3]
2016Increase 1.122 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyDocklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994Opened
Other information
WGS8451°30′32″N 0°04′19″E / 51.5089°N 0.0719°E / 51.5089; 0.0719Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°04′19″E / 51.5089°N 0.0719°E / 51.5089; 0.0719
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Gallions Reach DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London. It serves the Gallions Reach Retail Park.[5]

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

The platforms have not been extended to accommodate 3-car trains, and although metal catwalks have been installed, these are far too narrow for normal passenger use and Selective Door Operation is used instead.

The crossover east of the station which is usually used for trains from the west going to Beckton DLR depot, can also be used for trains from Beckton and Poplar to reverse.

This is the easternmost station on the DLR (Beckton is actually further west).


It is proposed that an extension to Dagenham Dock will diverge from the line east of Gallions Reach if ever built.

In 2009 London Mayor Boris Johnson announced a consultation into the possibility of a ferry service at Gallions Reach, linking Beckton with Thamesmead in south east London. However it is now to be a road bridge with either a tram or DLR beside it.[6] This extension is planned to serve a new station at Thamesmead, then Abbey Wood and possibly be brought back around to serve Woolwich Arsenal.

The East London Transit has been suggested to be extended here linking Barking Reach and Creekmouth and Barking.

Thamesmead TfL Proposals
Docklands Light Railway
Gospel Oak to Barking line
Gallions Reach
Barking National Rail District Line Hammersmith & City Line
Armada Riverside[7]
Barking Riverside
River Thames
Thamesmead West[8]
Thamesmead Central[9]
Thamesmead Moorings[10]
Yarnton Way[11]
using Ridgeway
National Rail Plumstead and
or Belvedere National Rail
National Rail Docklands Light Railway Woolwich Arsenal
or Abbey Wood National Rail Elizabeth Line

In 2016 London mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans for an extension of the DLR from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead (see diagram).[13]


London Buses routes 101, 262, 366, 376, 474 and 678 and night route N551 serve the station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2020.
  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.
  5. ^ "Gallions Reach Retail Park". Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Vision for East London 8 new crossings". Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Standard Life Investments - Montagu Evans 283168" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  8. ^ "A game changer for south-east London: new £1 billion town centre at Thamesmead to bring 20,000 riverside homes with Crossrail connections, Homes and Property". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Thamesmead Hidden London". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  10. ^ "The Moorings : Thamesmead". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  11. ^ "New look for Yarnton Way : Thamesmead". Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  12. ^ "TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead".
  13. ^ Mayor commits to building greener, public transport-focused crossings 4 Oct 2016

External links[edit]

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