Canning Town London Underground Docklands Light Railway London Buses
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Jubilee line platforms, with DLR platforms above
Canning Town is located in London Borough of Newham
Canning Town
Canning Town
Location of Canning Town in London Borough of Newham
LocationCanning Town
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byLondon Underground
London Buses
OwnerTransport for London
Number of platforms6
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2 and 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 11.91 million[2]
2017Increase 13.28 million[2]
2018Increase 13.67 million[3]
2019Increase 14.83 million[4]
2020Decrease 10.55 million[5]
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2016Increase 22.919 million[6]
2017Decrease 13.940 million[7]
2018Decrease 13.115 million[8]
2019Increase 13.568 million[9]
2020Decrease 10.786 million[10]
Key dates
14 June 1847First station opened as Barking Road
1 July 1873Renamed Canning Town
1888Relocated
29 May 1994Second station closed
29 October 1995Third station opened
5 March 1998DLR platforms to Beckton opened
14 May 1999Jubilee line opened
2 December 2005DLR started to King George V
9 December 2006North London service withdrawn
31 August 2011New DLR platforms open on Stratford International branch[11]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′50″N 0°00′30″E / 51.5140°N 0.0083°E / 51.5140; 0.0083Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°00′30″E / 51.5140°N 0.0083°E / 51.5140; 0.0083
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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.[12] 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.[13]

Location

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.

History

The platforms in 1983
The platforms in 1983

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[14] in the Parish of West Ham. It was renamed Canning Town on 1 July 1873,[15] and in 1888, this station was closed, being replaced by a new station on the north side of Barking Road[16] (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 Railway

In the late 1980s, plans for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension to Beckton considered various options - either running directly east/west between Blackwall and Royal Victoria, or following the River Lea to call at Canning Town.[17] In the early 1990s, the planned Jubilee Line Extension station on the site meant that the dedicated DLR station was not built, with a combined interchange station to be built instead.[18][19] The DLR extension to Beckton began running through the future station site in March 1994.[20][21]

The new station was built 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. A substantial bus station was also built as part of the station complex.[12]

On 29 October 1995, the first part of the new station opened, serving the North London Line.[12][22] The DLR platforms opened on 5 March 1998.[22][23] With the opening of the Jubilee line platforms on 14 May 1999, the new station complex was complete and officially 'opened'.[22][24]

The DLR branch to London City Airport opened on 2 December 2005. This branch diverges from the branch to Beckton 14-mile south of the interchange, with trains from both branches serving the current platforms.[21]

Stratford International DLR extension

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.[11]

In October 2019, the station was hit by Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests, causing the suspension of services at rush hour. During the protest, two XR members climbed on top of a train, one appearing to kick commuters who were attempting to remove them.[25] The protest ended when the protesters were grabbed by their ankles, dragged onto the platform and mobbed by the crowd.[26]

Design

DLR platforms stacked above Jubilee line platforms
DLR platforms stacked above Jubilee line platforms

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.[12]

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.[27]

Adjacent to Silvertown Way, on the eastern side of the interchange is a bus station with seven 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, an 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.[28]

Artwork

Carving commemorating the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company by Richard Kindersley

Carved into the walls of a station staircase, an artwork by Richard Kindersley commemorates the Thames Iron Works, which previously stood on the site.[29][30] It was unveiled in February 1998 by then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who grew up in the local area.[31][32]

Services

London Underground

The typical off-peak service, in trains per hour (tph) is:

Night Tube services run every 10 minutes on the entire line on Friday and Saturday nights.[34]

Docklands Light Railway

The typical off-peak service is; in trains per hour (tph) is:

In the peak hours the pattern is:

Buses

London Buses routes 5, 69, 115, 147, 300, 309, 323, 330, 474 and night routes N15, N550 and N551 serve the station.[37]

References

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