Abbey Road DLR Station - Abbey Road, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.932 E 000° 00.246
31U E 292214 N 5713265
Abbey Road passes over the tracks for the DLR with steps and elevators going down to the platforms that are at ground level. This is not the Abbey Road made famous by The Beatles, you need to be in west London for that one!
Waymark Code: WMGMHP
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/20/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 5

Wikipedia tells us about the DLR system:

"The Docklands Light Railway (the DLR) is an automated light metro or light rail system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of London. It reaches north to Stratford, south to Lewisham, west to Tower Gateway and Bank in the City of London financial district, and east to Beckton, London City Airport and Woolwich Arsenal.

The system is not entirely unmanned: it uses minimal staffing on board trains and at major interchange stations; the 4 sub-surface stations are staffed to comply with underground station requirements. Similar proposals have been made for the adjacent system, the Tube.

The DLR is operated under a concession awarded by Transport for London to Serco Docklands, part of the Serco Group. The system is owned by Docklands Light Rail Limited,[7] part of the London Rail division of Transport for London. In 2011 the DLR carried over 86 million passengers. It has been extended several times and further extensions are being planned."

Wikipedia tells us:

"Abbey Road DLR station is a Docklands Light Railway station in the West Ham neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England. It is located on the Stratford International extension of the Docklands Light Railway.

The station is built on the original route of the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway which opened between Stratford and Canning Town stations in 1846. The line became part of what is now known as the North London Line in 1979. The Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway had four tracks over this section of route. The western pair were redeveloped as part of an extension to the London Underground's Jubilee Line in 1999 and the eastern pair, which carried the North London Line service, were cut back at Stratford in 2006. The tracks were converted for use as part of the Docklands Light Railway and the station was constructed with two platforms.

Abbey Road station utilises a simple platform setup with two tracks. At the southern section of each platform are lifts and stairs for access to a skybridge to connect the two platforms. The eastern end of this bridge has a concourse that runs to the northern side of Abbey Road, where passengers can exit the station. The Jubilee Line passes through this station but does not have platforms here.

The area between Canning Town and Stratford has been identified for major regeneration and new development as part of the Lower Lea Valley. The street that it serves is named after the nearby Stratford Langthorne Abbey.

The station is nowhere near the other, better-known Abbey Road of Beatles fame, which is located in Westminster, with the celebrated zebra crossing near St John's Wood tube station. Signs directing travellers to the right station are posted, complete with references to The Beatles' hits.

Off-peak, trains run every ten minutes to between Stratford International to the North and Beckton to the South. In the peak hours trains run every eight minutes between Stratford International and Woolwich Arsenal."

The Transport for London (TfL)  website tells us:

"A brand new station with access from Abbey Road via two lifts and stairs with a secondary access onto Bakers Row. The station is in a local community area adjacent to a primary school.

    Local bus connections
    Fully accessible with 2 lifts and escalators
    Canopies for weather protection
    Platform length: 75 metres and allows for 3 carriage trains
    Features public art by Toby Patterson
    Ticket machines"

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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