Beckton DLR Station - Woolwich Manor Way, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.859 E 000° 03.652
31U E 296070 N 5711117
Beckton is the end-of-the-line for the eastern arm of the DLR system. The station is in a retail/residential area with the platforms being slightly above street level.
Waymark Code: WMGN4V
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/23/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
Views: 1

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:

"Beckton DLR station is the eastern terminus of the Beckton branch of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London. It is located in Travelcard Zone 3. The DLR branch from Poplar was opened on 28 March 1994. The next station is Gallions Reach, but between the two stations the line curves through 180 degrees, such that westbound trans for Central London depart Beckton heading east. Beckton station is actually located north of, and slightly further west than, Cyprus, the station after Gallions Reach. Trains from Beckton depart for Tower Gateway usually, although there are occasional departures to Bank.

Beckton DLR depot, the principal depot for the DLR system, is located between Beckton and Gallions Reach stations, but is actually closer to the latter.

Like all open-air DLR stations, Beckton is unmanned and tickets are bought at the ticket machines. New machines were installed in January 2009 that now allow Oyster card users to top-up their pre-pay balance and see their journey history.[citation needed] During 2007-2008, a new bus station was constructed directly opposite the DLR station. This opened in the first week of November 2008.

Previous stations:
When the London Docks and Beckton Gasworks were active, they were served by a railway system. A separate station known as Beckton existed on this earlier network, several hundred yards east of Beckton DLR station, until its closure in December 1940.

Transports Links:
London Bus routes 101, 173, 262, 300, 366, 376, 474, school routes 678 and Night routes N551.

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Above street level

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