Pontoon Dock DLR station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Pontoon Dock DLR station, on the Woolwich Arsenal branch of the DLR, 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.

History

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 Center.

Location

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.<ref name="local map">Pontoon Dock local area map Transport for London Retrieved 2008-11-02</ref> Pontoon Dock station is near the small eponymous quay and the Barrier Point residential complex,<ref name="local map"/> but much of its neighbourhood consists of industrial estates, notably that of Brunner Mond, where the infamous Silvertown explosion occurred and where there is now a small memorial.<ref name="local map"/>
A crossover at Pontoon Dock allows trains to reverse in service disruptions.

Served by London Bus routes 474 and school routes 678.

Services

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.

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