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East India is a station on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Blackwall in the London Docklands, England. The station is situated in the East End of London that takes its name from the nearby former East India Docks of the Port of London, where ships trading with the Indian subcontinent used to dock.

East India Docklands Light Railway
East India DLR station MMB 01.jpg
East India is located in Greater London
East India
East India
Location of East India in Greater London
LocationBlackwall
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2 and 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 3.052 million[2]
2013Decrease 3.008 million[3]
2014Increase 3.339 million[3]
2015Increase 3.653 million[3]
2016Increase 3.765 million[4]
Key dates
1994Opened
Other information
WGS8451°30′33″N 0°00′08″W / 51.5093°N 0.0021°W / 51.5093; -0.0021Coordinates: 51°30′33″N 0°00′08″W / 51.5093°N 0.0021°W / 51.5093; -0.0021
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It is on the Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR, and is in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3. It opened, with the Beckton Branch, on 28 March 1994.

The historic Greenwich Prime Meridian crosses the DLR at the eastern end of the platforms, which is marked by an illuminated blue line underneath the tracks at street level. The modern IERS Reference Meridian used by GPS crosses the tracks approximately 117 metres further east between Neutron Tower and Switch House, but is unmarked.

HistoryEdit

East India station was originally to be named Brunswick Wharf and this name was shown on the 1994 'all projections' map.[5] 'Brunswick' is now a code destination used to indicate that a train in the depot has been cleaned. In February 2001 an episode of the ITV series The Bill featured DLR trains with 'Brunswick' as a dummy destination for filming purposes.

ConnectionsEdit

London Bus D prefix route D3 serves the station.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ Transport for London (12 February 2013). "Freedom of Information DLR usage 1213". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Up-to-date DLR entry/exit statistics for each station" (XLSX). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Passenger Numbers - Docklands Light Railway Limited" (XLSX (after downloading zip)). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Mr Beck's Underground map, Garland, K. p 63
  6. ^ https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/stop/490002033Y/east-india-station?lineId=d3

External linksEdit

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