Royal Victoria DLR station

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Royal Victoria Docklands Light Railway
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Royal Victoria is located in Greater London
Royal Victoria
Royal Victoria
Location of Royal Victoria in Greater London
LocationRoyal Victoria Dock
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 3.732 million[2]
2013Increase 3.742 million[3]
2014Increase 3.992 million[3]
2015Increase 4.017 million[3]
2016Increase 4.279 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyDocklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS8451°30′33″N 0°01′07″E / 51.5092°N 0.0187°E / 51.5092; 0.0187Coordinates: 51°30′33″N 0°01′07″E / 51.5092°N 0.0187°E / 51.5092; 0.0187
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Royal Victoria Station is on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in east London. It opened on 28 March 1994 and is named after the nearby Royal Victoria Dock.

It is on the DLR's Beckton branch, in Travelcard Zone 3.

National Rail's North London Line ran parallel with the DLR between Canning Town and Custom House stations until the Stratford to North Woolwich section closed on 9 December 2006. Its tracks passed close by the DLR platforms, but there were no North London Line platforms. However, this station is near the former Tidal Basin station on the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway.

During 2009, as part of the Canning Town DLR flyover and the new DLR line from Canning Town to Stratford, an engineers' siding was added to the Victoria Dock Road side of the station.[5]

On 1 June 2009 the Beckton branch was diverted onto the new flyover, which crossed the Woolwich branch and the branch to Stratford International. The flyover was constructed as part of the 3-Car Capacity Enhancement Project to serve Canning Town high-level DLR station. (See main article Docklands Light Railway extension to Stratford International.) It is 330 metres long, and is formed from a number of different structures connected by a continuous reinforced concrete deck cast in situ. In addition, it allows DLR services from Canning Town towards Woolwich and Beckton to depart from any eastbound DLR platform.[6]


London Buses routes 147 and 241 and night route N551 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. December 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 December 2018.
  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. ^ "Crossrail Begins to Get Visible (Part 2)". London Reconnections. 16 Jan 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Transport For London Journey Planner". Retrieved 22 March 2016.

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