Canning Town station
Canning Town station is an inter-modal transport interchange in east London, England. It is served by the London Underground Jubilee line, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and local buses operated for London Buses. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. From 1846 to 1873 it was known as Barking Road station.
Barking Road station was opened by the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway on the south side of Barking Road in the Parish of West Ham in 1846. It was moved to the north side of Barking Road (near Stephenson Street) in 1888. The booking hall was replaced in the 1960s, and survived until 28 May 1994. On 29 October 1995, a new North London Line station on the current site was opened. Original DLR plans were that the Beckton line would run directly east/west between Blackwall and Royal Victoria, and the substantial loop to serve Canning Town was a late design change. The DLR station opened on 28 March 1994, but was closed between 6 June 1996 and 5 March 1998 for the construction of the Jubilee line extension. The Jubilee line station opened on 14 May 1999. The North London Line platforms closed on 9 December 2006 as part of the closure of the Template:LUL stations to Template:Stnlnk section of the line. On 31 August 2011 these platforms re-opened on the new Stratford International branch of the Docklands Light Railway.<ref name=tflsi>Template:Cite web Template:Dead link</ref>
On the station is a plaque commemorating the Thames Iron Works, which stood on this site.
The interchange is above ground, but access is by an underground concourse stretching the width of the site and connected to all platforms and the bus station by escalators, stairs and lifts. To the west of the complex there are two island platforms, one immediately above the other. The lower (surface level) platforms are served by the Jubilee line and the upper platforms by the DLR. Alongside and to the east of the Jubilee line platforms is an island platform which was served by the North London Line until 9 December 2006 and was reopened as a DLR station on 31 August 2011. Alongside this is the bus station, which has an enclosed above-ground concourse with doors to the surrounding bus bays.
The DLR branch to London City Airport opened on 2 December 2005. This line diverges from the line to Beckton 1/4 mile south of the interchange, with trains from both branches serving the current platforms. The first station along this route is West Silvertown. A substantial change to the DLR junction south of the station opened on 1 June 2009, when the Beckton line was diverted onto a new flyover that crosses the eastbound Woolwich line and the new Stratford line. As a result of these changes trains to Woolwich and Beckton can depart from either DLR platform.
Location and Transport Links
The interchange is on a north-south alignment, constrained by Bow Creek immediately to the west, Silvertown Way to the east, the A13 Canning Town Flyover, a major east-west road bridge crossing the Canning Town Roundabout at the throat of the station to the north, and the River Thames to the south.
Canning Town is served by the following London Bus Routes:
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Canning Town is also served by the following Night London Bus Routes:
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The typical off-peak service is:
- Every five minutes to Bank or Tower Gateway
- Every five minutes to Beckton
- Every ten minutes to Stratford International
- Every ten minutes to Woolwich Arsenal.
In the peak hours the pattern is:
- Every four minutes to Bank or Tower Gateway
- Every eight minutes to Beckton
- Every eight minutes to Stratford International
- Every four minutes to Woolwich Arsenal.
- Docklands Light Railway website - Canning Town station page
- Photograph of one of the Jubilee line platforms
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