King George V DLR station

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King George V Docklands Light Railway
King George V stn entrance.JPG
Station main entrance at the eastern end
King George V is located in Greater London
King George V
King George V
Location of King George V in Greater London
LocationNorth Woolwich
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 1.410 million[2]
2013Increase 1.519 million[3]
2014Decrease 1.482 million[3]
2015Increase 1.566 million[3]
2016Increase 1.645 million[4]
Key dates
2 December 2005Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°30′07″N 0°03′46″E / 51.501972°N 0.062778°E / 51.501972; 0.062778Coordinates: 51°30′07″N 0°03′46″E / 51.501972°N 0.062778°E / 51.501972; 0.062778
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King George V is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Stratford-Woolwich and Bank-Woolwich Lines in North Woolwich, East London, which opened on 2 December 2005. The station replaced North Woolwich railway station on the North London Line and is named after King George V Dock nearby in the London Borough of Newham. King George V is in Travelcard Zone 3. Station and on-train announcements refer to the name in its only said form: 'King George the Fifth'.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 December 2005. Until January 2009, it served as a temporary terminus for the King George V branch of DLR but the line has since been extended under the River Thames to its new terminus, Woolwich Arsenal.[5]

Location[edit]

The station is at the northern end of Pier Road in North Woolwich, and is within walking distance of the Woolwich Ferry.

Services[edit]

Trains run every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London, and every 10 minutes to Stratford International station. In the opposite direction, there is a train every five minutes to Woolwich Arsenal, a journey of around three minutes. Journey time is 9 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 14 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 24 minutes to Bank. In peak hours, the frequency to Bank and Stratford International increases to every eight minutes, providing a service every four minutes to Canning Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tube Map
  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. ^ "Government Approves DLR Woolwich Extension". Transport for London. 26 February 2004. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27.

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