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
Location Royal Victoria Dock
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
2007–08 1.547 million[2]
2008–09 1.707 million[2]
2010–11 2.042 million[3]
2012 Increase 3.732 million[4]
2013 Increase 3.742 million[5]
2014 Increase 3.992 million[5]
2015 Increase 4.017 million[5]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°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

The 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 to 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 NLL platforms although this 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.[6]

On 1 June 2009 the Beckton branch was diverted onto the new flyover crossing the eastbound Woolwich branch and the branch to Stratford International. Constructed as part of the 3-Car Capacity Enhancement Project to serve Canning Town high-level DLR station, it oversails both City Airport and Canning Town low-level DLR station lines. (See main article Docklands Light Railway extension to Stratford International.) Formed from a number of different structures connected by a continuous reinforced concrete deck cast in situ the 330m long flyover allows DLR services from Canning Town station to Woolwich and Beckton termini to depart from any DLR platform.[7]

Connections[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Boarders and Alighters by station 2007 8 2008 9 (DLR)" (XLS). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. Transport for London. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "DLR Station Data for 1st April 2010 - 31st April 2011" (PDF). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Transport for London (12 February 2013). "Freedom of Information DLR usage 1213". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Crossrail Begins to Get Visible (Part 2)". London Reconnections. 16 Jan 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Transport For London Journey Planner". Retrieved 22 March 2016. 

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