Pontoon Dock DLR station

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Pontoon Dock Docklands Light Railway
London DLR Pontoon Dock station.jpg
Pontoon Dock is located in Greater London
Pontoon Dock
Pontoon Dock
Location of Pontoon Dock in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 1.123 million[2]
2013Decrease 0.987 million[3]
2014Increase 0.997 million[3]
2015Increase 1.125 million[3]
2016Increase 1.174 million[4]
Key dates
2 December 2005Opened
Other information
WGS8451°30′08″N 0°01′55″E / 51.502222°N 0.031944°E / 51.502222; 0.031944Coordinates: 51°30′08″N 0°01′55″E / 51.502222°N 0.031944°E / 51.502222; 0.031944
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Pontoon Dock is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Silvertown in east London, which is on the Woolwich Arsenal branch, opened on 2 December 2005. It is located in the east of Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, in the redevelopment zone known as Silvertown Quays, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.


Originally DLR trains from Canning Town ran easterly to Royal Victoria and on to Beckton. On 2 December 2005 the King George V branch (since extended to Woolwich Arsenal) was opened and gave another, more southeasterly, route on which there are now four intermediate stations, West Silvertown, Pontoon Dock, London City Airport, and King George V. During the London 2012 Olympic games it was connected by a pathway over the road to the exit of the ExCeL centre.


The track through Pontoon Dock parallels the (A1020) North Woolwich Road, and gives excellent views to the south across the Thames Barrier Park of the Thames Barrier.[5] Pontoon Dock station is near the small eponymous quay, the Barrier Point residential complex [5] and Royal Wharf, a large commercial and residential development on the riverside, which now covers the location previously owned by Brunner Mond, where the infamous Silvertown explosion occurred and where there is now a small memorial.[5]

As of September 2016, this memorial has been moved to the main park of the Royal Wharf development.

A crossover at Pontoon Dock allows trains to reverse in service disruptions.


London Buses route 474 and school route 678 serve the station.


The service interval through Pontoon Dock between Bank, in the City of London and Woolwich Arsenal is ten minutes off peak. In peak hours, this decreases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.


  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. ^ a b c Pontoon Dock local area map Transport for London Retrieved 2008-11-02

External links[edit]

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