Gallions Reach DLR station

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Not to be confused with Gallions railway station.
Gallions Reach Docklands Light Railway
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Gallions Reach is located in Greater London
Gallions Reach
Gallions Reach
Location of Gallions Reach 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 0.986 million[2]
2013 Decrease 0.985 million[3]
2014 Increase 1.080 million[3]
2015 Increase 1.113 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°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

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.[4]

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 too narrow for non-emergency 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).

Future[edit]

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 Gallion's 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.[5] 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.

Connections[edit]

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

See also[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. 
  4. ^ "Gallions Reach Retail Park". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vision for East London 8 new crossings". Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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