Canning Town station
Canning Town is a London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Buses station in Canning Town in London, England. It is designed as an intermodal metro and bus station, fully opening in 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension - replacing the original station site north of the A13. On 11 November 2015 the Mayor of London announced that it would be rezoned to be on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and Travelcard Zone 3.
The station's northern entrance in 2008
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||6|
|Fare zone||2 and 3|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|DLR annual boardings and alightings|
|14 June 1847||First station opened as Barking Road|
|1 July 1873||Renamed Canning Town|
|29 May 1994||Second station closed|
|29 October 1995||Third station opened; DLR started to Beckton|
|14 May 1999||Jubilee line opened|
|2 December 2005||DLR started to King George V|
|9 December 2006||North London service withdrawn|
|31 August 2011||New DLR platforms open on Stratford International branch|
|London transport portal|
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.
The first station, originally named Barking Road, was opened on 14 June 1847 by the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway on the south side of Barking Road in the Parish of West Ham. It was renamed Canning Town on 1 July 1873, and in 1888, this station was closed, being replaced by a new station on the north side of Barking Road (near Stephenson Street). The booking hall was replaced in the 1960s, and survived until 28 May 1994. The station was served by trains on the North London line to North Woolwich.
Jubilee Line Extension and Docklands Light RailwayEdit
As part of the Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) and the extension of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Beckton in the 1990s, the station was completely rebuilt on the south side of the A13, designed by Troughton McAslan. The tiered design of the station placed the DLR platforms directly above the Jubilee line platforms allowing for easy interchange.
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. On 29 October 1995, a new North London Line station on the current site was opened.
The DLR branch to London City Airport opened on 2 December 2005. This branch diverges from the branch to Beckton 1/4 mile south of the interchange, with trains from both branches serving the current platforms.
Stratford International DLR extensionEdit
The North London Line platforms closed on 9 December 2006 as part of the closure of the Stratford to North Woolwich section of the line. On 31 August 2011 these platforms re-opened on the new Stratford International branch of the Docklands Light Railway.
In October 2019, the station was hit by Extinction Rebellion protests, causing the suspension of services at rush hour - culminating with protestors being pulled off trains by members of the public.
Designed by Troughton McAslan, the station is connected by an underground concourse stretching the width of the site and connected to all platforms and the bus station by escalators, stairs and lifts. The station is fully accessible, with step free access throughout.
To the west of the complex two island platforms are one above the other. The lower level island platform is served by the Jubilee line and the higher level island platform is served by the Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR. To the east of the Jubilee platforms on the same level, an island platform is served by the Stratford International branch of the DLR. This platform was formerly served by the North London line.
Adjacent to Silvertown Way, on the eastern side of the interchange is a bus station with 7 stands, with an enclosed above-ground concourse with doors to the surrounding bus bays. The bus station is fully connected to the DLR and Underground platforms via the underground concourse.
As well as entrances onto Silvertown Way and Barking Road, a entrance facing Bow Creek allows access to London City Island, Bow Creek Ecology Park and the Limmo Peninsula. This entrance was built as part of the JLE project in the late 1990s, but opened in 2016.
The typical off-peak service, in trains per hour (tph) is:
- 6 tph Stanmore – Stratford
Docklands Light RailwayEdit
The typical off-peak service is; in trains per hour (tph) 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.
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- "Canning Town (Zone 2/3)". TfL. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Canning Town station.|
- Docklands Light Railway website - Canning Town station page
- Photograph of one of the Jubilee line platforms
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|Preceding station||DLR||Following station|
|Docklands Light Railway||
towards Stratford International
towards Woolwich Arsenal
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