Island Gardens DLR station

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Island Gardens Docklands Light Railway
IslandGardensDLR.jpg
Station entrance
Island Gardens is located in Greater London
Island Gardens
Island Gardens
Location of Island Gardens in Greater London
Location Island Gardens
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 2.338 million[2]
2013 Increase 2.615 million[3]
2014 Increase 2.808 million[3]
2015 Increase 3.114 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
31 August 1987 Opened
9 March 1992 Closed temporarily
5 April 1992 Reopened
8 January 1999[4] Original station closed permanently
20 November 1999 New station on Lewisham extension opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°29′17″N 0°00′37″W / 51.4881°N 0.0104°W / 51.4881; -0.0104Coordinates: 51°29′17″N 0°00′37″W / 51.4881°N 0.0104°W / 51.4881; -0.0104

Island Gardens is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Island Gardens, east London, just north of the River Thames. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The station is close to the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs and the River Thames. Island Gardens is a public park with a notable view across the river to the classical buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital and the National Maritime Museum, with Greenwich Park forming a backdrop. The northern entrance of the Greenwich foot tunnel is within the park.

Development[edit]

Island Gardens DLR station before being rebuilt

The original Island Gardens DLR station was opened on 31 August 1987 as the southern terminus of the initial system.[5] It was built adjacent to the site of the old North Greenwich railway station, the southern terminus of the Millwall Extension Railway. It was elevated with two platforms, each capable of accommodating a single car train. The station required significant rebuilding to allow the platforms to take two-car trains.[citation needed]

The extension to Lewisham passes under the River Thames in a deep tube tunnel. This required a new station to be built slightly further away from the river, north of Manchester Road, and underground. The original station and the southern end of the connecting viaduct have since been demolished.[6]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes D3 and D7 and night route N550 serve the station.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
Docklands Light Railway
towards Lewisham

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. ^ Feather, Clive. "Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides". Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Transport for London
  6. ^ TheTrams.co.uk

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